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Mathews Family History

Mathews Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Mathew; a variant spelling of Matthews. In the U.S., this form has absorbed some European cognates such as German Matthäus.

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

2,085,961 Historical Documents with Mathews on Ancestry.com
471,480 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
74,351 Military Records
41,072 Immigration Records
517,916 Census and Voter Lists
981,142 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Mathews Families

  • Number of Mathews families
     411 - 819
     138 - 410
     1 - 137
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mathews families
     687 - 1,372
     230 - 686
     1 - 229
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mathews families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Mathews census records

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Mathews Family Origin

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Mathews Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mathews

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Mathews Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mathews census records

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Mathews Civil War Service Records

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