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Find more Matherson relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 276 more people named Matherson in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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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 487 people named Matherson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 57% more people named Matherson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 763 people named Matherson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 94% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 58 reported their race as other than white
  • 89 women had paying jobs
  • The typical household was 3 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 120 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • Most mothers originated from Alabama