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Mathias Name Meaning

French, Dutch: from the personal name Mathias (see Matthew). Spanish and Portuguese: variant spelling of Matias. Welsh: a late surname formation from the Biblical personal name Mathias (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Matias, Mathia, Mathis, Matthias, Mathies, Matas, Matis, Mattis

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Where is the Mathias family from?

You can see how Mathias families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathias family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mathias families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 55 Mathias families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 41% of all the recorded Mathias's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mathias families in 1840.
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What did your Mathias ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mathias. 17% of Mathias men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mathias women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathias were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathias. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Mathias. For the veterans among your Mathias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mathias lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mathias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mathias in 1941 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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