Matlock Family History

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Matlock Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Matlock in Derbyshire, named in Old English as ‘meeting-place oak’, from mæthel ‘meeting’, ‘gathering’, ‘council’ + ac ‘oak’.

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

Similar surnames: Tatlock, Madlock, Haylock, Matlick, Matlack, Marlow, Hadlock, Medlock

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Matlock Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Matlock name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Matlock. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Matlock Family Origin

Where is the Matlock family from?

Matlock Family Occupations

What did your Matlock ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Matlock occupation in the UK was Farm Bailiff. 6% of Matlock's were Farm Bailiffs. Farm Bailiff, Agricultural Labourer and Boat Man (Barge) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matlock. A less common occupation for the Matlock family was Boatman (Barge).

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  • Farm Bailiff

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Boat Man (Barge)

  • Boatman (Barge)


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

Matlock Historical Records

What Matlock family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Matlock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matlock 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matlock. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Matlock. For the veterans among your Matlock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matlock Life Expectancy

What is the average Matlock lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Matlock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Matlock in 1941 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matlock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matlock 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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