Mata Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places in Portugal and Spain named Mata, from mata ‘wood’, ‘forest’. Catalan: topographic name from mata ‘scrub’. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Máté (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Mato, Mate, Mota, Matas, Maia, Maya, Mara, Marta, Malta, Mita

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Mata Family Origin

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Mata Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    40%
  • Farm Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    8%

In 1880, the most common Mata occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Mata's were Laborers. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mata. A less common occupation for the Mata family was Keeps House.

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Mata Historical Records

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Mata Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Mata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Mata in 1942 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mata

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