Mathison Family History

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Mathison Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Matheson. Scandinavian: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Mathi(a)s (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Mathieson, Mattison, Mathiason, Mathisen, Matheson, Mathis, Matteson

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Mathison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mathison name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


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Mathison Family Origin

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Mathison Family Occupations

What did your Mathison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mathison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Mathison's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mathison. A less common occupation for the Mathison family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Mathison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Mathison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mathison 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathison. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mathison. For the veterans among your Mathison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mathison Life Expectancy

What is the average Mathison lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mathison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mathison in 1946 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mathison 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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