You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Mathews 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 4,979 less people named Mathews in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.


Create, build, and explore your family tree.

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 42,879 people named Mathews in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Mathews in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 37,900 people named Mathews were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 7,756 reported their race as other than white
  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • For 19,011 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 18% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 5,023 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • 12% were first-generation Americans
  • 7,042 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940