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SOURCE: Occupation & Location
Meaning & History
1. Occupational name for a counsellor or nickname for a wise person, from Middle High German rater ‘adviser’.
2. A variant of Rathert
3. (Räther): habitational name for someone from a place called Rath
4. a habitational name from places named Räther and Räthern
in northeastern Germany.