Matson Family History

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Matson Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Swedish: patronymic from a short form of English Matthew or Dutch and Swedish Mathias.

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

Similar surnames: Matsen, Mason, Mattson, Manson, Matteson, Mawson, Barson, Matton

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Matson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Matson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Matson Family Origin

Where is the Matson family from?

Matson Family Occupations

What did your Matson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matson. The most common Matson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Matson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Matson family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Matson Historical Records

What Matson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Matson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matson 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Matson. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Matson. For the veterans among your Matson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matson Life Expectancy

What is the average Matson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Matson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Matson in 1942 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matson 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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