Matteson Family History

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Matteson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Mattison. Respelling of Swedish Mattesson, a patronymic from the personal name Mattes or Mattis, Swedish forms of Matthew.

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

Similar surnames: Mattison, Mattsson, Patteson, Mathison, Matison, Catterson, Matheson

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Matteson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Matteson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Matteson. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Matteson Family Origin

Where is the Matteson family from?

Matteson Family Occupations

What did your Matteson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matteson. The most common Matteson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Matteson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Matteson family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Matteson Historical Records

What Matteson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Matteson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matteson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Matteson. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Matteson. For the veterans among your Matteson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matteson Life Expectancy

What is the average Matteson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Matteson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Matteson in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matteson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matteson 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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