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Matteson Family History

Matteson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Mattison. Respelling of Swedish Mattesson, a patronymic from the personal name Mattes or Mattis, Swedish forms of Matthew.

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

Similar surnames: Mattison, Mattsson, Patteson, Mathison, Matison, Catterson, Matheson

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Where is the Matteson family from?

You can see how Matteson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matteson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matteson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Matteson families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Matteson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Matteson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matteson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matteson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Matteson. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Matteson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matteson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Matteson. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Matteson. For the veterans among your Matteson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matteson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Matteson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Matteson in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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