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Muth Family History

Muth Name Meaning

from the Germanic personal name Muoto, a short form of compound names with the first element mut ‘spirit’. nickname for a brave, determined individual, from Middle High German muot ‘high spirit’.

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

Similar surnames: Ruth, Auth, Mutz, Huth, Guth, Mudd, Buth, Meth, Duch, Lutz

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Where is the Muth family from?

You can see how Muth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Muth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Muth families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Muth families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 71% of all the recorded Muth's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Muth families in 1840.
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What did your Muth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Muth. 13% of Muth men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Muth women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Muth were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Muth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muth 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Muth. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Muth. For the veterans among your Muth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Muth lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Muth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Muth in 1940 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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