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Matsumoto Name Meaning

Japanese (common in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands): from a common place name; many bearers therefore may be unrelated. According to folklore, a habitation near a pine tree (matsu) from which a deity would issue to visit mortals would be named Matsumoto: ‘place of the (divine) pine tree’. See also Matsuda and Matsuoka.

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


Similar surnames: Matsuda, Matsuoka, Matsumura, Matsubara, Matsui, Takemoto, Matsuyama

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Where is the Matsumoto family from?

You can see how Matsumoto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matsumoto family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Matsumoto families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 218 Matsumoto families living in Hawaii. This was about 54% of all the recorded Matsumoto's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Matsumoto families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matsumoto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matsumoto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matsumoto. 18% of Matsumoto men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Matsumoto women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matsumoto were Carpenter and Helper.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Helper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Matsumoto. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Matsumoto. For the veterans among your Matsumoto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matsumoto lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Matsumoto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Matsumoto in 1947 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

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