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Matthey Family History

Matthey Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Matthew. Dutch: from a derivative of Mattheus (see Matthew). German: from a shortened form of Matthäus (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Matthew, Matthes, Mathes, Mattke, Mathey, Mathe, Matzen, Matthews

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Where is the Matthey family from?

You can see how Matthey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matthey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Matthey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 14 Matthey families living in West Virginia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Matthey's in the USA. West Virginia had the highest population of Matthey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matthey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matthey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matthey. 32% of Matthey men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Matthey women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matthey were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Mechanic
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Matthey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matthey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matthey. 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 787 military records available for the last name Matthey. For the veterans among your Matthey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matthey lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Matthey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Matthey in 1958 was 57, and 85 in 2003.

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