Mathes Family History

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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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Mathes Family Origin

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Mathes Family Occupations

What did your Mathes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mathes. A less common occupation for the Mathes family was Carpenter. The most common Mathes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Mathes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Mathes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Mathes Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mathes 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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