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Mattern Name Meaning

German (especially Silesia) and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Matern, a derivative of the Roman personal name Maternus (from Latin mater ‘mother’), which was the name of a legendary saint. Dutch: from materne ‘prioress’, hence presumably a nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Matter, Master, Malter, Matte, Mitter, Materna, Masten, Matzen

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Mattern Family Origin

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Mattern Family Occupations

What did your Mattern ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mattern. A less common occupation for the Mattern family was Keeping House. The most common Mattern occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Mattern's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mattern ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mattern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mattern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mattern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mattern. 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 Card

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

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Mattern Life Expectancy

What is the average Mattern lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mattern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mattern in 1954 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mattern

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mattern ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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