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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 41 people named Mathen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 656% more people named Mathen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 310 people named Mathen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • For 155 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 42 reported their race as other than white
  • 28% were children

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As Mathen families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 7 were born in foreign countries
  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Tennessee