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Mattei Family History

Mattei Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Matteo.

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


Similar surnames: Matteis, Mattes, Matteo, Mazzei, Ratti, Gatti, Matthew, Matzen

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Where is the Mattei family from?

You can see how Mattei families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mattei family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Mattei families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Mattei families living in Minnesota. This was about 55% of all the recorded Mattei's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Mattei families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mattei surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mattei ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mattei. 19% of Mattei men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Mattei women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mattei were New Worker and Sewing Machine Operator.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Miner
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Sewing Machine Operator
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mattei. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mattei 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 Mattei. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mattei. For the veterans among your Mattei ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mattei lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mattei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Mattei in 1944 was 37, and 68 in 2004.

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