Matheson Family History

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Matheson Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from a short form of Matthew.

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

Similar surnames: Mathieson, Mathison, Matteson, Mathson, Mathewson, Matson, Mattison

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Matheson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Matheson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Matheson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Matheson Family Origin

Where is the Matheson family from?

Matheson Family Occupations

What did your Matheson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matheson. The most common Matheson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Matheson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Matheson family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Matheson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Matheson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 131,000 census records available for the last name Matheson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matheson 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 60,000 immigration records available for the last name Matheson. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Matheson. For the veterans among your Matheson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matheson Life Expectancy

What is the average Matheson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Matheson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Matheson in 1940 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matheson 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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