History of your Surname
Get access to Matta family records.Start a free trial

Matta Family History

Matta Name Meaning

Italian (southern): from the feminine form of Matto . Portuguese and Spanish: variant of Mata . Slovak: from a pet form of the personal names Matej or Matúš Slovak equvalents of Matthew . Cornish and English: nickname from Middle Cornish mata ‘mate friend companion’ (itself from Middle English mate). Arabic (Lebanon) and Coptic (Egypt): from the personal name Mattā from Greek New Testament name Matthaios (see Matthew ). Bearers of this surname are Christians. Indian: name found among people from Sindh Pakistan of unexplained etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Matto, Matt, Batta, Matti, Mata, Mattia, Fatta, Datta, Maita, Malta

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Matta family from?

You can see how Matta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Matta family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Matta's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Matta families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Matta. 26% of Matta men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Matta women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matta were New Worker and New Worker. .

View Census Data for Matta | Data not to scale

*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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Matta family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Matta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Matta

Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Matta. 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.

View all Matta immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Matta. For the veterans among your Matta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Matta military records

You've only scratched the surface of Matta family history

Discover More

What is the average Matta lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Matta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Matta in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matta

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Matta family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Matta last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial