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Type Surname (from occupation & from location)
Usage German, Jewish

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 (see Rath)
4. a habitational name from places named Räther and Räthern in northeastern Germany.
Added 6/19/2017 by TanorFaux