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Mathew Family History

Mathew Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Matthew . Mathew is common as a personal name among Christians in South India and was registered as a surname after their immigration to the US.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Mathew family from?

You can see how Mathew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mathew families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 119 Mathew families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Mathew's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mathew families in 1911.
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What did your Mathew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mathew. 32% of Mathew men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Mathew women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathew were Carpenter and Servant. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathew. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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