Matt Family History

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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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Matt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Matt name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Matt Family Origin

Where is the Matt family from?

Matt Family Occupations

What did your Matt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Matt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Matt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Matt family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matt.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Matt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Matt Historical Records

What Matt family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Matt Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matt 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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