Mateer Family History

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Mateer Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Ulster): reduced form of McAteer.

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

Similar surnames: Mcteer, Mcateer, Teer, Mctier, Magner, Mcatee, Cater, Water, Mitter

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Mateer Family Origin

Where is the Mateer family from?

Mateer Family Occupations

What did your Mateer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mateer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Mateer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mateer. A less common occupation for the Mateer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Mateer Historical Records

What Mateer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Mateer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mateer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mateer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mateer. For the veterans among your Mateer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mateer Life Expectancy

What is the average Mateer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mateer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mateer in 1954 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mateer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mateer 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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