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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’. Dutch (van der Matt(e)): topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, or habitational name from any of various places named Made or Maete, from Middle Dutch matte, matta ‘meadow’. Southern French: possibly a habitational name from the common demesne name La Matte, La Mathe, derived from Occitan mata ‘bush’, ‘shrub’, ‘thicket’, ‘brush’. Compare Mata 1.

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


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 Housework 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 Housework. 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
    24%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Nurse
    7%
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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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