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Surnames Phones
 
 Out of curiosity, using the White Pages site, inquired of the number of phone users of the various surnames/variants.
 
  • Ratterman..............300 (OH..94/KY....121)
  • Raterman...............300 (OH..120/Ky..7/KS..0/IL..40)
  • Ratermann.............276
  • Rattermann.............24
 Our research tells us the root name was Rathermann.
  • Rathermann..............1

 Other versions/truncations.

  • Rather............Over 300
  • Rath................Over 300 (OH...297/KY...56)


 Surname geographic distribution in Germany

 

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 Notes:

In digging for material, found that the origin of 'Ratermann' was 'Rathermann'. Somewhere in antiquity the 'h' was dropped. In USA a 't' was added in the middle, some kept the 'nn' ending others went to a single 'n'.

 

It was a  custom in olden Germany that when a man married a wealthy woman with an estate, his family changed their surname to that of the estate. Hence, the shift from Berling to Ratermann




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