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About the study
I started researching my family tree back in 2002. In the search for my ancestors I began to collect data of others with the family name (as you do) and became really interested in using the census to compile these names into family trees. This has lead to a wider interest in the name and its origins.
I have now taken my research one stage further and completed the course *Introduction to One-Name Studies* with Pharos Tutors and I decided 2013 was the year I would register the name with the Guild. So here I am writing my profile.
Initially I will be concentrating my study on data resources within the British Isles but from my own family research I have made contact with Ratheram families in America and have their trees on file as a starting point for US records.
There are many instances of crossovers with spelling between *Ratheram/Ratherham* and *Rotheram/Rotherham* so I do have data on all 4 names.
There are many Devients of the name Rathrum,Katheram.Batheram,Rathram are just a few I have come across.
History of the name
The Office of National Statistics data gives the name
* Ratheram - a count of 88 and a ranking of 35861.
* Ratherham -no records
* Rotheram - a count of 554 and a ranking of 10485
* Rotherham a count of 1074 and a ranking of 6268
Census records from 1841-1911 show the following results
Distribution of the name
Data from this site shows moderate concentration in the West Midlands,Sheffield,and Shropshire with lower density in the North,Yorkshire & Humberside, East Midlands,Bedfordshire, surrey,Kent and Dorset.
Worldwide instances of the name can be found in Ireland,USA,Canada,Australia
Births 1837-1962 for Ratheram,Ratherham,Rotheram,Rotherham
Marriages 1837-1962 for Ratheram,Ratherham,Rotheram,Rotherham
Deaths 1837-1966 for Ratheram,Ratherham,Rotheram,Rotherham
Some family trees from data collected
Currently transcribing Census results into Excel spreadsheets