Mates Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew. Catalan: from the plural of mata ‘scrub’ (see Mata). Greek (Matis): from a pet form of the personal name Stamatios (see Stamatis). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a personal name equivalent to Matthew.

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


Similar surnames: Matis, Mate, Matus, Matas, Manes, Mattes, Matos, Mares, Matey, Mathes

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Mates Family Origin

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Mates Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mates family was Carpenter. Farmer, Coal Miner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mates. The most common Mates occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Mates's were Farmers.

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Mates Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Mates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mates in 1950 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mates

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