Rath Family History

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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

What did your Rath ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rath. 68% of Rath men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Rath women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rath were Clerk and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Income
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Income
  • Housekeeper

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

Rath Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Rath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rath 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Rath. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Rath. For the veterans among your Rath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rath Life Expectancy

What is the average Rath lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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