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Matthews Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Matthew. In North America, this form has assimilated numerous vernacular derivatives in other languages of Latin Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus. Irish (Ulster and County Louth): used as an Americanized form of McMahon.

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


Similar surnames: Matthew, Mathews, Mathes, Matthes, Mattes, Matthey, Mathew, Matthias

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Matthews Family Origin

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Matthews Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Matthews occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Matthews's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Matthews family was Laborer. Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matthews.

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Matthews Life Expectancy

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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