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Mathias Name Meaning

English Welsh German French Walloon Luxembourgish West Indian (mainly Haiti) and African (mainly Tanzania): from a variant of the Biblical personal name Matthias a Latin and Greek form of Matthew . Germanized or Americanized form of Hungarian Mátyás Czech or Slovak Matyáš Matiáš Matiaš etc. Croatian Matijaš and Slovenian Matjaš or Matjaž cognates of 1 (see Matias and Matyas ). Compare Matthias .

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


Similar surnames: Matias, Mathia, Mathis, Matthias, Mathies, Matas, Matis, Mattis

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Where is the Mathias family from?

You can see how Mathias families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathias family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mathias families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 30 Mathias families living in Quebec. This was about 44% of all the recorded Mathias's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mathias families in 1911.
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What did your Mathias ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mathias. 35% of Mathias men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Mathias women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathias were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
    35%
  • Cultivateur
    22%
  • Trapper
    16%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathias. 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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There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Mathias. For the veterans among your Mathias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mathias lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mathias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mathias in 1941 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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