Matešić families are Croats and they are mostly from Zadar. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Zadar and Rijeka. In Malik in Vrbovsko area nearly every inhabitant had the family name Matešić.
About 1300 people with faimily name Matešić live in Croatia today, in 550 households. There were 1500 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number decreased by 10 percent. They are located in all Croatian counties, in 53 cities and 99 other places, mostly in Zadar (280), Zagreb (145), Rijeka (130), Ninski Stanovi (60), and in Karlovac (45).