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  1. United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cather

Willa Cather was a writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1905 to 1947. Willa was given the name Wilella Sibert Cather on December 7th, 1873 in Gore, Virginia, United States. She left this life on April 24th, 1947.


Geoffrey St George Shillington Cather is a military person. His military service ended in 1916.


Mike Cather is a baseball player. Mike was born on December 17th, 1970 in San Diego.


Ted Cather was an athlete. Ted was born on May 20th, 1889 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He left this life on April 9th, 1945.



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Popularity of Cather as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cather U.S.
  White 94.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cather

People with the last name Cather are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cather

  • How Popular is the name Cather? Cather is the 57,043rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cather was the 25,954th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cather have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27 babies born with the first name Cather in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cather? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cather first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cather is Friday, August 5th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Cather born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cather was in 1915 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cather: Your name in reverse order is Rehtac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ctrhae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cather? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 946 people with the last name Cather.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cather? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cather as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.