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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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Where is the Matos family from?

You can see how Matos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matos family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Matos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Matos families living in California. This was about 57% of all the recorded Matos's in the USA. California had the highest population of Matos families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Jornalero and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matos. 18% of Matos men worked as a Jornalero and 26% of Matos women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matos were Laborer and Domestica.

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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

  • Jornalero
    18%
  • Labrador
    17%
  • Agricultor
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sirvienta
    26%
  • Costurera
    17%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Domestica
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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