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Matias Family History

Matias Name Meaning

Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew). Americanized form of Czech Mat’áš (from Czech Matej), or of some other Slavic form of the personal name Mathias (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Matas, Matis, Mathias, Macias, Matyas, Matus, Manis, Maras, Matta

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Where is the Matias family from?

You can see how Matias families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matias family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Matias families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Matias families living in California. This was about 41% of all the recorded Matias's in USA. California had the highest population of Matias families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matias surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matias ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Matias. 50% of Matias men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Matias women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matias were Jornalero and Clerical. .

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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
    50%
  • Labrador
    14%
  • Labrador
    9%
  • Jornalero
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sirvienta
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Laundress
    15%
  • Clerical
    15%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Matias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matias 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Matias. 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 992 military records available for the last name Matias. For the veterans among your Matias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matias lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Matias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Matias in 1962 was 54, and 65 in 2004.

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