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Origins of the Mathews surname

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About the Mathewses

We have a total number of 117421 records for people with the last name Mathews.

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Where do most Mathewses live?

In 1921, most Mathewses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Mathewses

How common is your surname?

681st most common surname in the UK

We have 91,100 records for the Mathews surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Mathewses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Mathews first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Mathewses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Mathewses in 1921
Dressmaker

444

House Servant

288

Laundress

268

General Servant

252

Domestic Servant

224

Common Male occupations for Mathewses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

573

Coal Miner

569

Carpenter

314

General Labourer

291

Farm Labourer

286

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