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Mathes Family History

Mathes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of Matthew. French (Mathès) and German: from the personal names Mathias or Mattheus (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Mathis, Mathies, Mathe, Mates, Mattes, Matthes, Matheis, Mathews

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Where is the Mathes family from?

You can see how Mathes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mathes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Mathes families living in Tennessee. This was about 28% of all the recorded Mathes's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Mathes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mathes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mathes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mathes. 20% of Mathes men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mathes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathes were Clerk and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Mathes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mathes 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathes. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mathes. For the veterans among your Mathes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mathes lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mathes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mathes in 1940 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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