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Matzen Family History

Matzen Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Matthäus or Matthias (see Matthew). German and Dutch: habitational name from Matzen in the Eifel region.

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


Similar surnames: Matsen, Matzke, Katzen, Metzel, Eitzen, Matte, Maze, Masten, Marien

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Where is the Matzen family from?

You can see how Matzen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matzen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Matzen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Matzen families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Matzen's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Matzen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matzen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matzen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matzen. 25% of Matzen men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Matzen women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matzen were Farm Laborer and Saleslady.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Practical Nurse
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Matzen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matzen 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 Matzen. 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 Matzen. For the veterans among your Matzen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matzen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Matzen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Matzen in 1944 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

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