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Matti Family History

Matti Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Matthaeus (see Matthew). Shortened form of Finnish Mattila or some other surname based on the personal name Matti, a Finnish form of Matthew.

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


Similar surnames: Marti, Matt, Matto, Matta, Mattis, Matyi, Mattie, Mutti, Mato, Matte

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Where is the Matti family from?

You can see how Matti families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matti family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Matti families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Matti families living in Ohio. This was about 47% of all the recorded Matti's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Matti families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matti surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matti ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matti. 31% of Matti men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Matti women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matti were Salesman and Labor.

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Labor
    18%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Matti. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matti 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 Matti. 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 344 military records available for the last name Matti. For the veterans among your Matti ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matti lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Matti life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Matti in 1961 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

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