Matherson Family History

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Matherson Name Meaning

patronyic from Mathers. Altered form of Matheson.

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

Similar surnames: Matheson, Mathison, Watterson, Patterson, Catterson, Mathieson

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Matherson Family Origin

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Matherson Family Occupations

What did your Matherson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Matherson family was Boiler Maker Employing 8 Men 2 Boys. Labourer, Annuitant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matherson. The most common Matherson occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Matherson's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Blacksmith

  • Boiler Maker Employing 8 Men 2 Boys


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

Matherson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Matherson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matherson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Matherson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 960 military records available for the last name Matherson. For the veterans among your Matherson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matherson Life Expectancy

What is the average Matherson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Matherson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Matherson in 1943 was 40, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matherson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matherson 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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