Mater Family History

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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

Where is the Mater family from?

Mater Family Occupations

What did your Mater ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Mater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mater 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mater. 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 Mater. For the veterans among your Mater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mater Life Expectancy

What is the average Mater lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mater 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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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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