Sather Family History

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Sather Name Meaning

Respelling of Norwegian Sæther, a variant of Sæter (see Sater).

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

Similar surnames: Sether, Sater, Satter, Cather, Suther, Rather, Lather, Statler, Steer

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Sather Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sather name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sather. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Sweden


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Sather Family Origin

Where is the Sather family from?

Sather Family Occupations

What did your Sather ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Sather's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sather family was Laborer. Farmer, Banker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sather.

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  • Farmer

  • Banker

  • Butcher

  • Laborer


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

Sather Historical Records

What Sather family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Sather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sather 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sather. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sather. For the veterans among your Sather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sather Life Expectancy

What is the average Sather lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sather in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sather

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sather 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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