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Matis Family History

Matis Name Meaning

French: from a variant or pet form of Matthias (see Matthew). English: patronymic from a pet form of Matthew. Greek: see Mates. Hungarian (Mátis): from Mátis, or Matis, pet forms of the personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew. Czech and Slovak: variant of Matas. Variant of Lithuanian Maty~s, from the personal name Matas. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Mates.

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


Similar surnames: Mates, Matus, Matas, Manis, Mathis, Mattis, Matias, Danis, Maris

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Where is the Matis family from?

You can see how Matis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Matis family living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Matis's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Matis families in 1840.
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What did your Matis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matis. 39% of Matis men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Matis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matis were Miner and Housework.

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Labor
    5%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Matis. For the veterans among your Matis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matis lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Matis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Matis in 1959 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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