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Rath Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): descriptive epithet for a wise person or counselor, from Middle High German rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, German Rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, also ‘stock’, ‘supply’. German (also Swiss Räth): from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names formed with rad, rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ as the first element. German (Rhineland): habitational name from any of various places called Rath, which derives from Middle Low German roden, raden ‘to clear land for cultivation’. Irish: in some cases a habitational name from a place called Rath; in County Derry it is a reduced form of McIlwraith (see McIlrath).

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


Similar surnames: Roth, Ratz, Raith, Ruth, Bath, Raak, Rauth, Rach, Gath, Vath

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Rath Family Origin

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Rath Family Occupations

What did your Rath ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agl Labr, Coal Miner and Commercial Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rath. The most common Rath occupation in the UK was Agl Labr. 17% of Rath's were Agl Labrs. A less common occupation for the Rath family was Fish Curer.

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  • Agl Labr

    17%
  • Coal Miner

    17%
  • Commercial Clerk

    17%
  • Fish Curer

    17%

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

Rath Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rath 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 Rath. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Rath. For the veterans among your Rath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rath Life Expectancy

What is the average Rath lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Rath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rath in 1942 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rath

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rath 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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