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Matte Family History

Matte Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow from Middle High German matte ‘meadow’. German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias or Matthäus (see Matthew ). French: from a derivative of the personal name Mathieu .

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

Similar surnames: Motte, Matter, Ratte, Matt, Mette, Mate, Matre, Mauter, Tarte, Maire

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Where is the Matte family from?

You can see how Matte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matte families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 3 Matte families living in Louisiana. This was about 75% of all the recorded Matte's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Matte families in 1840.
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What did your Matte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Matte. 24% of Matte men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Matte women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matte were New Worker and Nurse. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Matte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matte 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matte. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Matte. For the veterans among your Matte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matte lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Matte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Matte in 1957 was 69, and 64 in 2004.

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