Rathgeber Family History

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Rathgeber Name Meaning

German: occupational name for an adviser or wise man, from Middle High German ratgebe, Middle Low German ratgever ‘giver of advice’, ‘counselor’, in Frisian also ‘judge’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Rather, Sageser, Heber, Rohleder, Steber, Schieber, Rothacker

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Rathgeber Family Origin

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Rathgeber Family Occupations

What did your Rathgeber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rathgeber family was Barber. The most common Rathgeber occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Rathgeber's were Laborers. Laborer, Book Keeper and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rathgeber.

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  • Laborer

  • Book Keeper

  • Farmer

  • Barber


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rathgeber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rathgeber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rathgeber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rathgeber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rathgeber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rathgeber. For the veterans among your Rathgeber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rathgeber Life Expectancy

What is the average Rathgeber lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rathgeber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Rathgeber in 1958 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rathgeber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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