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Matter Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Matte 1 + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. English and Dutch: occupational name for a maker of mats, from an agent derivative of Middle English matte, Middle Dutch mat ‘mat’.

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

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Matter Family Origin

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Matter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matter. The most common Matter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Matter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Matter family was Carpenter.

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Matter Historical Records

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Matter Life Expectancy

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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