Methven Family History

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Methven Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Methven near Perth, recorded in 1150 in the form Matefen, at the end of the same century as Mafen, and at the beginning of the 13th century as Methfen. The place name is probably cognate with Welsh medd ‘mead’ + maen (mutated to faen) ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Ruthven, Methvin, Methe, Mettler, Metten, Matzen, Metzel, Even

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Methven Family Origin

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Methven Family Occupations

What did your Methven ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Methven. A less common occupation for the Methven family was Restaurant & Bakery. The most common Methven occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Methven's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Restaurant & Bakery


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Methven Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Methven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Methven 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 Methven. 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 824 military records available for the last name Methven. For the veterans among your Methven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Methven Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Methven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Methven in 1955 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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