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Matte Family History

Matte Name Meaning
South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow, from Middle High German matte ‘meadow’.Dutch (van der Matt(e)): topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, or habitational name from any of various places named Made or Maete, from Middle Dutch matte, matta ‘meadow’.Southern French: possibly a habitational name from the common demesne name La Matte, La Mathe, derived from Occitan mata ‘bush’, ‘shrub’, ‘thicket’, ‘brush’. Compare Mata 1. DK says unlikely, but offers no alternative.

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

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24,617 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,171 Military Records
1,598 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Matte Families

  • Number of Matte families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Matte families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Matte last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Matte Family Origin

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Matte Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Matte

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Matte Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Matte census records

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Matte Civil War Service Records

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