Mater Name Meaning

Belgian (van Mater): habitational name from Mater in East Flanders.

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


Similar surnames: Rater, Matey, Malter, Matera, Sater, Mamer, Cater, Mauter, Mauer

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Mater Family Origin

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Mater Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Mater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Mater's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mater. A less common occupation for the Mater family was Keeping House.

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Mater Historical Records

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Mater Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Mater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mater in 1956 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mater

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