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Matthewson Name Meaning

English (northern): patronymic from Matthew .

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

Similar surnames: Mathewson, Matteson, Matthews, Mattinson, Mattison, Matheson

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Where is the Matthewson family from?

You can see how Matthewson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matthewson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matthewson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Matthewson families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Matthewson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Matthewson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matthewson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matthewson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Matthewson. 21% of Matthewson men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Matthewson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matthewson were Operator and Tel Operator. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Attendant
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Tel Operator
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Matthewson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matthewson 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 Matthewson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Matthewson. For the veterans among your Matthewson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matthewson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Matthewson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Matthewson in 1949 was 50, and 64 in 2004.

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