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Matthes Name Meaning

German: from a variant of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew). English: from a variant of the personal name Matthew.

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


Similar surnames: Matthew, Mattheis, Matthey, Mathes, Matthias, Mathey, Matthai, Anthes

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Where is the Matthes family from?

You can see how Matthes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matthes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matthes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Matthes families living in North Carolina. This was about 43% of all the recorded Matthes's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Matthes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matthes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matthes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matthes. 14% of Matthes men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Matthes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matthes were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Matthes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matthes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Matthes. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Matthes. For the veterans among your Matthes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matthes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Matthes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Matthes in 1942 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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