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Mate Family History

Mate Name Meaning

Hungarian (Máté): from the ecclesiastical personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew. Slovenian: from a pet form of the personal name Matevž, Latin Matthaeus (see Matthew). Spanish (Maté): variant of Mateo. Greek: see Mates. French (Maté): from a pet form of the personal name Mathieu, French form of Matthew.

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


Similar surnames: Mates, Maze, Mace, Mato, Mathe, Mata, Matt, Matey, Pate, Mabe

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Where is the Mate family from?

You can see how Mate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mate families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 11 Mate families living in Ohio. This was about 92% of all the recorded Mate's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mate families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mate surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mate ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mate. 28% of Mate men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mate women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mate were Salesman and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Mate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mate 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mate. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Mate. For the veterans among your Mate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mate lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mate in 1958 was 55, and 90 in 2004.

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