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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mather name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mather Family Origin

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Mather Family Occupations

What did your Mather ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mather. The most common Mather occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Mather's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mather family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Mather Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 162,000 census records available for the last name Mather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mather 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 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

What is the average Mather lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mather 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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