Matthes Family History

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Matthes Name Meaning

German: from a variant of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew). English: from a variant of the personal name Matthew.

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

Similar surnames: Matthew, Mattheis, Matthey, Mathes, Matthias, Mathey, Matthai, Anthes

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Matthes Family Origin

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Matthes Family Occupations

What did your Matthes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Brickfd Lab, Engraver Stationer & Artist and Gen Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matthes. The most common Matthes occupation in the UK was Brickfd Lab. 14% of Matthes's were Brickfd Labs. A less common occupation for the Matthes family was Labourer For Mason.

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  • Brickfd Lab

  • Engraver Stationer & Artist

  • Gen Merchant

  • Labourer For Mason


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Matthes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Matthes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matthes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Matthes. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Matthes. For the veterans among your Matthes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matthes Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Matthes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Matthes in 1942 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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