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

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Farmer Son

    10%
  • Clerk

    5%
  • Merchant

    5%

In 1881, the most common Rath occupation in Canada was Farmer. 59% of Rath's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rath. A less common occupation for the Rath family was Merchant.

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rath

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