The Matherson Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Matherson family.

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The Matherson Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Matherson
1841 Census8
1851 Census65
1861 Census92
1871 Census130
1881 Census127
1891 Census541
1901 Census271
1911 Census70

Most Frequent Forenames for the Matherson Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Matherson 0 4 8 7 7 38 20 5
John Matherson 1 5 4 12 9 31 18 5
Mary Matherson 0 7 7 12 8 27 14 1
Elizabeth Matherson 0 0 6 9 5 13 5 5
James Matherson 0 3 6 4 7 15 9 4
Thomas Matherson 1 2 1 3 8 15 12 0
George Matherson 0 3 4 4 10 14 2 2
Sarah Matherson 0 5 3 6 2 14 3 0
Jane Matherson 0 4 3 1 4 13 6 1
Margaret Matherson 0 1 3 0 5 11 3 1
Ann Matherson 0 2 4 7 1 8 2 0
Charles Matherson 2 1 2 2 0 15 0 2
Annie Matherson 0 0 2 0 0 8 8 3
Henry Matherson 0 1 2 2 2 10 3 0
Ellen Matherson 0 0 2 2 3 6 4 1
Alexander Matherson 0 3 1 2 1 5 3 2
Robert Matherson 0 2 3 3 2 6 2 0
Eliza Matherson 0 1 1 1 1 9 1 1
Isabella Matherson 0 0 0 0 1 4 4 1
Catherine Matherson 0 0 0 2 1 9 3 0

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Matherson family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...


Etymology and History of the Surname: Matherson

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