History of your Surname
Get access to Mathe family records.Start a free trial

Mathe Family History

Mathe Name Meaning

Hungarian: variant of Mate. French: from a pet form of the personal name Mathieu, French form of Matthew. Spanish: possibly a variant of Maté (see Mate).

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


Similar surnames: Mate, Mathie, Mathey, Rathe, Mathes, Mathy, Mathew, Matey, Manthe

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Mathe family from?

You can see how Mathe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mathe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Mathe families living in Louisiana. This was about 27% of all the recorded Mathe's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Mathe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mathe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mathe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mathe. 23% of Mathe men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Mathe women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathe were Farming and Stenographer.

View Census data for Mathe | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    21%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Mathe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mathe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mathe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Mathe

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathe. 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.

View all Mathe immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 646 military records available for the last name Mathe. For the veterans among your Mathe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Mathe military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mathe family history.

Discover More

What is the average Mathe lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mathe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mathe in 1952 was 61, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mathe

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Mathe family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial