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Matthias Family History

Matthias Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew). English (chiefly Wales): learned variant of Matthew. Greek: variant of Mathias.

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


Similar surnames: Mathias, Matthies, Mathis, Mathies, Mattis, Matthes, Mathia, Matthis

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Where is the Matthias family from?

You can see how Matthias families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matthias family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matthias families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Matthias families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Matthias's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Matthias families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matthias surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matthias ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matthias. 16% of Matthias men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Matthias women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matthias were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Farmers Wife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Matthias. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Matthias. For the veterans among your Matthias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matthias lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Matthias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Matthias in 1953 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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