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Matkin Family History

Matkin Name Meaning

English (Derbyshire Staffordshire and Lincolnshire): from the Middle English personal name Matkin a pet form of Mat (a diminutive of Matthew see Matt ) + the suffix -kin.

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


Similar surnames: Matkins, Watkin, Markin, Makin, Malkin, Mankin, Atkin, Mackin, Maslin

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Where is the Matkin family from?

You can see how Matkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matkin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 74 Matkin families living in Derbyshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Matkin's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire had the highest population of Matkin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Matkin. 24% of Matkin men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 79% of Matkin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matkin were Dairy Farmer Hw and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
    24%
  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Horseman On Farm
    16%
  • Dairy Farmer Hw
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Matkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matkin 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 601 immigration records available for the last name Matkin. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Matkin. For the veterans among your Matkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matkin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Matkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Matkin in 1955 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

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