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Rather History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Rather family


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.

Routh is a parish, in the union of Beverley, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Rather family


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Rather Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rather family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rather family to Ireland


Some of the Rather family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rather family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]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

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

Historic Events for the Rather family



Bismarck

  • Herbert Räther (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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