Rathe Family History

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Rathe Name Meaning

variant of Rath 1 and 2. habitational name from Rathe in Silesia or Rathen in Saxony, Silesia, and Rhineland. (Räthe): from a southern pet form of the personal name Konrad.

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

Similar surnames: Rath, Rather, Mathe, Bathe, Rathel, Garthe, Rothe, Nathe, Rathke

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Rathe Family Origin

Where is the Rathe family from?

Rathe Family Occupations

What did your Rathe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rathe family was Porter. Cultivateur, Farm Worker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rathe. The most common Rathe occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 17% of Rathe's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farm Worker

  • Farmer

  • Porter


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

Rathe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rathe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rathe 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 674 immigration records available for the last name Rathe. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rathe. For the veterans among your Rathe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rathe Life Expectancy

What is the average Rathe lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rathe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Rathe in 1963 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rathe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rathe 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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