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Matheson Family History

Matheson Name Meaning
Scottish: patronymic from a short form of Matthew.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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86,604 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,728 Military Records
57,655 Immigration Records
122,001 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Matheson Families

  • Number of Matheson families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Matheson families
     58 - 114
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Matheson families
     671 - 1,340
     224 - 670
     1 - 223
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Matheson Family Origin

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Matheson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Matheson

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Matheson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Matheson census records

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Matheson Civil War Service Records

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