Matos Family History

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Matos Name Meaning

Portuguese: widespread habitational name from any of numerous places in Portugal named Matos, from mata ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’. Spanish: topographic name, from the plural of Mato. Hungarian: variant of Matus.

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

Similar surnames: Mato, Matas, Mates, Mattos, Matis, Santos, Manos, Makos, Matus, Mars

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Matos Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Matos name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Matos. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • France


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Matos Family Origin

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Matos Family Occupations

What did your Matos ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Druggist and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Matos. The most common Matos occupation in the USA was Druggist. 50% of Matos's were Druggists.

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  • Druggist

  • Farmer


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Matos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Matos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matos 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Matos. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Matos. For the veterans among your Matos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matos Life Expectancy

What is the average Matos lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Matos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Matos in 1945 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matos 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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