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Mathai Name Meaning

Indian (Kerala): derivative of Greek Matthaios or its Hebrew original form, variant of Matthew, used as a given name among Christians in Kerala (southern India). In the U.S. it has come to be used as a surname among families from Kerala. Hungarian (Máthay): archaic spelling variant of Mátai, a habitational name for someone from a place called Máta in Szabolcs county.

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

Similar surnames: Mathew, Matthai, Macha, Nathan, Matas, Mathie, Mata, Mathe, Mathias

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Where is the Mathai family from?

You can see how Mathai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathai family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Mathai families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Mathai families living in Missouri. This was about 75% of all the recorded Mathai's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Mathai families in 1880.
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What did your Mathai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waitress was the top reported job for people in the US named Mathai. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 353 census records available for the last name Mathai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mathai census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 227 immigration records available for the last name Mathai. 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 Cards

There are 68 military records available for the last name Mathai. For the veterans among your Mathai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mathai lifespan?

Between 1973 and 2004, in the United States, Mathai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mathai in 1973 was 73, and 73 in 2004.

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