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Matthai Name Meaning

German: from a variant of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew). Indian: variant spelling of Mathai.

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

Similar surnames: Mathai, Matthes, Matthias, Mattheis, Matthew, Mathew, Matti, Mattia

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Where is the Matthai family from?

You can see how Matthai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matthai family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Matthai families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 14 Matthai families living in California. This was about 36% of all the recorded Matthai's in the USA. California had the highest population of Matthai families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matthai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matthai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerical and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matthai. 50% of Matthai men worked as a 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

  • Clerical
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 887 census records available for the last name Matthai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matthai 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 369 immigration records available for the last name Matthai. 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 741 military records available for the last name Matthai. For the veterans among your Matthai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matthai lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Matthai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Matthai in 1942 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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