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Rather Name Meaning

occupational name for a counselor or nickname for a wise person, from Middle High German rater ‘adviser’. variant of Rathert. (Räther): habitational name for someone from a place called Rath (see Rath 3), or a habitational name from places named Räther and Räthern in northeastern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Rater, Rother, Raether, Ruther, Ranger, Rathe, Ratner, Rachel, Lather

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Rather Family Origin

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Rather Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    50%
  • Formerly Shopkeeper

    50%

In 1881, Annuitant and Formerly Shopkeeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rather. The most common Rather occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 50% of Rather's were Annuitants.

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Rather Historical Records

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Rather Life Expectancy

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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