Matzen Family History

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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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Matzen Family Origin

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Matzen Family Occupations

What did your Matzen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Matzen occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 16% of Matzen's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Matzen family was Blacksmith. Carpenter, Farmer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matzen.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Matzen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Matzen Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Matzen Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matzen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matzen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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