Mathew Family History

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Mathew Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Indian (southern states): variant spelling of Matthew. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

Similar surnames: Matthew, Mathai, Mayhew, Mathey, Mathe, Mathews, Mathes, Mather

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Mathew Family Origin

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Mathew Family Occupations

What did your Mathew ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mathew occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Mathew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mathew family was Carpenter. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mathew.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Carpenter


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

Mathew Historical Records

What Mathew family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Mathew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mathew 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathew. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mathew. For the veterans among your Mathew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mathew Life Expectancy

What is the average Mathew lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mathew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Mathew in 1943 was 44, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mathew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mathew 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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