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Matters Name Meaning

English: variant of Matter. English: probably a metonymic occupational name for a mattress maker or seller, from Middle English, Old French materas, or less likely for a maker of crossbow bolts, spears, and lances, from the Middle English homonym materas. Dutch: variant of Matter 2.

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


Similar surnames: Matter, Malter, Master, Metters, Latter, Fetters, Waters, Matte

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Matters Family Origin

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Matters Family Occupations

What did your Matters ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Matters occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Matters's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matters. A less common occupation for the Matters family was Attorney At Law.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Merchant

    11%
  • Attorney At Law

    6%

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

Matters Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Matters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matters 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 Matters. 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 Matters. For the veterans among your Matters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matters Life Expectancy

What is the average Matters lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Matters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Matters in 1943 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matters

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matters 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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