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Mathey Family History

Mathey Name Meaning

French (eastern): from a regional variant of the personal name Mathieu. Dutch: from a variant of the personal name Mattheus (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Matey, Mathe, Mathew, Mathy, Mathes, Matthes, Matthey, Mathis, Mabey

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Where is the Mathey family from?

You can see how Mathey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mathey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mathey family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mathey's in the USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Mathey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mathey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mathey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mathey. 22% of Mathey men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Mathey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathey were Machinist and Maid.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mathey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mathey 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 Mathey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mathey. For the veterans among your Mathey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mathey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Mathey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mathey in 1962 was 37, and 68 in 2004.

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