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Matlin Family History

Matlin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish personal name Matle (of Germanic origin) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. Possibly also a variant of German Mattlin, a topographic name from a diminutive of Middle High German matte ‘alpine meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Malin, Gatlin, Maslin, Carlin, Ballin, Markin, Merlin, Molin, Makin

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Where is the Matlin family from?

You can see how Matlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matlin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Matlin family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Matlin's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Matlin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matlin. 26% of Matlin men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Matlin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matlin were Mechanic and Proprietor.

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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

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Proprietor
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Matlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matlin 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 791 immigration records available for the last name Matlin. 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 341 military records available for the last name Matlin. For the veterans among your Matlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matlin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Matlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Matlin in 1963 was 75, and 63 in 2004.

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