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Mathis Name Meaning

German French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) and Flemish: from a variant of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew ). Compare Matthys . English: from a pet form of the personal names Matthew or Mathias .

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

Similar surnames: Mattis, Mathies, Matis, Mathes, Mathia, Mathias, Mathie, Mathus

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Where is the Mathis family from?

You can see how Mathis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mathis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mathis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Mathis families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mathis's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Mathis families in 1911.
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What did your Mathis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mathis. 23% of Mathis men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Mathis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mathis were Farming and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mathis. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Mathis. For the veterans among your Mathis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mathis lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mathis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mathis in 1940 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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