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Matt Family History

Matt Name Meaning

English: from a short form of the personal name Matthew. German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias or Matthäus (see Matthew). German and Dutch: variant of Matte ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Hatt, Matti, Mate, Catt, Mott, Matto, Matte, Batt, Mart, Mast

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Where is the Matt family from?

You can see how Matt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Matt families living in Louisiana. This was about 29% of all the recorded Matt's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Matt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matt. 21% of Matt men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Matt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matt were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Matt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Matt. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Matt. For the veterans among your Matt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matt lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Matt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Matt in 1948 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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