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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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Where is the Mather family from?

You can see how Mather families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mather family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mather families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 66 Mather families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Mather's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mather families in 1911.
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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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Engineer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Student
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Income
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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