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Mathus Name Meaning

Dutch: from a variant of the personal name Matheus (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Matheus, Mathis, Matus, Mateus, Matous, Mathias, Mattis, Mathia

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Where is the Mathus family from?

You can see how Mathus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mathus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Mathus families living in Tennessee. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mathus's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Mathus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mathus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mathus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mathus. 37% of Mathus men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Mathus women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathus were Clerk and House Keeping. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    46%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • House Keeping
    19%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mathus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mathus 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 310 immigration records available for the last name Mathus. 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 502 military records available for the last name Mathus. For the veterans among your Mathus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mathus lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mathus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Mathus in 1952 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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