Matchett Family History

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Matchett Name Meaning

Northern Irish: of uncertain origin, possibly a pet form of Matthew.

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


Similar surnames: Matchette, Patchett, Mathe, Marchetti, Gatchell, Mathes, Hatchett

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Matchett Family Origin

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Matchett Family Occupations

What did your Matchett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Matchett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Matchett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Matchett family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matchett.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Matchett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Matchett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Matchett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matchett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Matchett. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Matchett. For the veterans among your Matchett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matchett Life Expectancy

What is the average Matchett lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Matchett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Matchett in 1949 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matchett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matchett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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