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Matheis Name Meaning

German: from a variant of the personal name Matthäus or Mathias (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Mattheis, Mathis, Mathes, Matheus, Mathia, Mathwig, Matthes, Mathews

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Where is the Matheis family from?

You can see how Matheis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matheis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matheis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Matheis families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Matheis's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Matheis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matheis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matheis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matheis. 21% of Matheis men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Matheis women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matheis were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Matheis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matheis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matheis. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Matheis. For the veterans among your Matheis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matheis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Matheis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Matheis in 1957 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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