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Mattern Family History

Mattern Name Meaning
German (especially Silesia) and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Matern, a derivative of the Roman personal name Maternus (from Latin mater ‘mother’), which was the name of a legendary saint.Dutch: from materne ‘prioress’, hence presumably a nickname.

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

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34,342 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,288 Military Records
2,549 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Mattern Families

  • Number of Mattern families
     91 - 180
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mattern families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Mattern last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Mattern census records

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Mattern Family Origin

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Mattern Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mattern

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Mattern Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mattern census records

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Mattern Civil War Service Records

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