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Mathison Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Mathieson . Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Mathisen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mathieson, Mattison, Mathiason, Mathisen, Matheson, Mathis, Matteson

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Where is the Mathison family from?

You can see how Mathison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mathison families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Mathison families living in North Carolina. This was about 55% of all the recorded Mathison's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Mathison families in 1840.
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What did your Mathison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mathison. 23% of Mathison men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Mathison women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathison were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Mathison. For the veterans among your Mathison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mathison lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mathison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mathison in 1946 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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