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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. wrath giver  [key]
Other Forms FormsRatgeber

Meaning & History

From Middle High German ratgebe or Middle Low German ratgever "giver of advice, counselor", an occupational name for an adviser or wise man.
Added 3/1/2012 by John Rathgeber
Edited 3/6/2012 by SeaHorse15