Mather Family History

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Mather Name Meaning

occupational name for a mower or reaper of grass or hay, Old English m?ðere. Compare Mead, Mower. Hay was formerly of great importance, not only as feed for animals in winter but also for bedding. in southern Lancashire, where it has long been a common surname, it is probably a relatively late development of Madder (see Mader).

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

Similar surnames: Mander, Matter, Mathew, Lather, Matters, Cater, Rather, Manser

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Mather Family Origin

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Mather Family Occupations

What did your Mather ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mather. 43% of Mather men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Mather women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mather were Engineer and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Student
  • Stenographer
  • Income

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mather Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Mather. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Mather. For the veterans among your Mather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mather Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mather in 1944 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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