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Matsui Family History

Matsui Name Meaning

Japanese (mainly west-central Japan and the Ryukyu Islands): ancient name meaning ‘pine tree well’.

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


Similar surnames: Matsuo, Matsuda, Matsuno, Yasui, Matsuura, Tsutsui, Mateus, Masur

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Where is the Matsui family from?

You can see how Matsui families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matsui family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Matsui families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Matsui families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Matsui's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Matsui families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matsui surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matsui ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matsui. 22% of Matsui men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Matsui women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matsui were Proprietor and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
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What Matsui family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Matsui. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matsui 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Matsui. 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 770 military records available for the last name Matsui. For the veterans among your Matsui ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matsui lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Matsui life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Matsui in 1949 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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