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Matsuo Family History

Matsuo Name Meaning

Japanese (mostly found in the islands of Kyushu and Okinawa): written with characters meaning ‘pine tree’ and ‘lower slope (of a mountain)’. One family is of priestly (Shinto) origin; two others descend from branches of the Taira and Minamoto clans.

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


Similar surnames: Matsuno, Matsui, Matsuda, Matsuoka, Matsuura, Latsko, Mansur, Yatsko

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Where is the Matsuo family from?

You can see how Matsuo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matsuo family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 30 Matsuo families living in Hawaii. This was about 48% of all the recorded Matsuo's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Matsuo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matsuo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matsuo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matsuo. 40% of Matsuo men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Matsuo women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matsuo were Farmer and Laundress.

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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
    40%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Laundress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Matsuo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matsuo 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Matsuo. 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 601 military records available for the last name Matsuo. For the veterans among your Matsuo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matsuo lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Matsuo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Matsuo in 1962 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

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