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Mateja Family History

Mateja Name Meaning

Polish and Czech (Mateja): from a derivative of Polish Mateusz, Czech Matej, or some other Slavic form of the Latin personal name Matthaeus or Mathias (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Matejka, Matejek, Matula, Matura, Madej, Matejcek, Matias, Mate

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Where is the Mateja family from?

You can see how Mateja families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mateja family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Mateja families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Mateja families living in Ohio. This was about 93% of all the recorded Mateja's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mateja families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mateja surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mateja ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mateja. 48% of Mateja men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Mateja women worked as an Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mateja were Helper and Typist.

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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
    48%
  • Miner
    11%
  • Mechanic
    11%
  • Helper
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Inspector
    25%
  • Machine Operator
    25%
  • Piece Worker
    25%
  • Typist
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mateja. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mateja 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 401 immigration records available for the last name Mateja. 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 365 military records available for the last name Mateja. For the veterans among your Mateja ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mateja lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mateja life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mateja in 1943 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

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