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Matz Family History

Matz Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal names Mattheus or Matthias (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Metz, Matt, Martz, Mato, Ratz, Mate, Datz, Mata, Patz, Gatz

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Where is the Matz family from?

You can see how Matz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Matz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 73% of all the recorded Matz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Matz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matz. 17% of Matz men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Matz women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matz were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
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What Matz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Matz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matz 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Matz. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Matz. For the veterans among your Matz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Matz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Matz in 1950 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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