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Mato Name Meaning

Galician and Portuguese: widespread habitational name from any of numerous places in Galicia and Portugal named Mato, from mata ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’. Spanish: topographic name from mato ‘scrub’. Catalan (Mató): metonymic occupational name for a dairyman, from a word meaning ‘cream’; ‘curds’, ‘curd cheese’. Hungarian (Mató): from a pet form of the personal name Maté, Hungarian form of Matthew.

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


Similar surnames: Mata, Matos, Mate, Matto, Mazo, Mako, Maro, Matt, Baro, Malo

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Where is the Mato family from?

You can see how Mato families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mato family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mato families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mato family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Mato's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mato families in 1840.
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What did your Mato ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mato. 40% of Mato men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Mato women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mato were Waiter and Clerk.

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Waiter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Typist
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mato. 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 Mato. For the veterans among your Mato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mato lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2003, in the United States, Mato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Mato in 1945 was 39, and 72 in 2003.

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