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Matus Family History

Matus Name Meaning

Czech (Moravian) and Slovak (Matúš); Polish; Croatian (Slavonia, Matuš); and Slovenian (eastern Slovenia, Matuš): from Slavic forms of the Latin personal name Matthaeus (see Matthew). Hungarian: from a pet form of Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Mates.

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


Similar surnames: Matis, Matas, Mates, Matous, Mabus, Matias, Mathus, Bartus, Matti

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Where is the Matus family from?

You can see how Matus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Matus family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Matus's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Matus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matus. 21% of Matus men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Matus women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matus were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Matus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matus 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 Matus. 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 Matus. For the veterans among your Matus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matus lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Matus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Matus in 1952 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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