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Mathews Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mathew; a variant spelling of Matthews. In the U.S., this form has absorbed some European cognates such as German Matthäus.

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


Similar surnames: Mathes, Mathew, Matthew, Matheis, Matthews, Matthes, Mathers, Mathies

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Mathews Family Origin

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Mathews Family Occupations

What did your Mathews ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mathews. A less common occupation for the Mathews family was Farming. The most common Mathews occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Mathews's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Mathews Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Mathews ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Mathews Life Expectancy

What is the average Mathews lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Mathews life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mathews in 1940 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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