Matlin Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Matlin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish personal name Matle (of Germanic origin) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. Possibly also a variant of German Mattlin, a topographic name from a diminutive of Middle High German matte ‘alpine meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Malin, Gatlin, Maslin, Carlin, Ballin, Markin, Merlin, Molin, Makin

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Matlin Family Origin

Where is the Matlin family from?

Matlin Family Occupations

What did your Matlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matlin. 26% of Matlin men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Matlin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matlin were Mechanic and Proprietor

View Census data for Matlin | Data not to scale

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Proprietor

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Matlin Historical Records

What Matlin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Matlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matlin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Matlin

Passenger List

There are 791 immigration records available for the last name Matlin. 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.

View all Matlin immigration records

Draft Card

There are 341 military records available for the last name Matlin. For the veterans among your Matlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Matlin military records

You've only scratched the surface of Matlin family history.

Matlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Matlin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Matlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Matlin in 1963 was 75, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matlin

Famous Matlin Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name