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Matas Name Meaning

Spanish: variant (plural) of Mata 1. Catalan: variant spelling of Mates. Czech (Mat’as), Slovak (Mataš), and Croatian: from the personal name Mathias, Croatian Matija or Matej (see Matthew). Lithuanian: from the personal name Matas, Lithuanian form of Latin Matthaeus (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Matis, Matias, Matus, Mates, Mata, Maras, Matos, Matey, Matyas, Matti

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Where is the Matas family from?

You can see how Matas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Matas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Matas families living in Alabama. This was about 33% of all the recorded Matas's in the USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Matas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matas. 25% of Matas men worked as a Labrador and 17% of Matas women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matas were Laborer and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Labrador
    25%
  • Jornalers
    13%
  • Jornalero
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Matas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matas. 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 Cards

There are 454 military records available for the last name Matas. For the veterans among your Matas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matas lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Matas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Matas in 1963 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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