Mata Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mata name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mata. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Mata Family Origin

Where is the Mata family from?

Mata Family Occupations

What did your Mata ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mata ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mata Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Mata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mata census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Mata. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mata. For the veterans among your Mata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mata Life Expectancy

What is the average Mata lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mata ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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