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Rather Early Origins



The surname Rather was first found in Morayshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rather Spelling Variations


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Rather Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Randolph, Randolf and others.

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Rather Early History


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Rather Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rather research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1485, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Rather History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rather Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rather Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rather Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rather Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Michael Rather, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rather Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Rather, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Carl Rather, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Caroline Rather, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1892
  • Franz Rather, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Anna Rather, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rather Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Rather, aged 33, who settled in America from Durham, in 1905
  • Archie Edson Rather, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rather (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rather (post 1700)



  • David Elmer "Bo" Rather (b. 1950), former American football wide receiver
  • Daniel Irvin "Dan" Rather Jr. (b. 1931), American seven-time Peabody Award winning and numerous Emmy Award winning journalist and the former news anchor for the CBS Evening News

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Rather Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Rather Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rather Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 12 November 2012 at 09:20.

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