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Matter Family History

Matter Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Matte 1 + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.English and Dutch: occupational name for a maker of mats, from an agent derivative of Middle English matte, Middle Dutch mat ‘mat’.

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

156,039 Historical Documents with Matter on Ancestry.com
22,724 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,070 Military Records
4,688 Immigration Records
21,449 Census and Voter Lists
96,108 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Matter Families

  • Number of Matter families
     101 - 199
     34 - 100
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Matter families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Matter families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Matter census records

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Matter Family Origin

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Matter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Matter families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Matter

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Matter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Matter census records

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Matter Civil War Service Records

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