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Mattila Name Meaning

Finnish: habitational name from farms so named from the personal name Matti a Finnish form of Matthew + the locative suffix -la thus referring to ‘Matti's farm’. Established as a hereditary surname since the 19th century in western southern and northern Finland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Marttila, Anttila, Mantyla, Kantola, Kotila, Mattina, Jutila, Matti

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Where is the Mattila family from?

You can see how Mattila families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mattila family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Mattila families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 50 Mattila families living in Minnesota. This was about 27% of all the recorded Mattila's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Mattila families in 1920.
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What did your Mattila ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mattila. 30% of Mattila men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Mattila women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mattila were Carpenter and Servant. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mattila. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mattila 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mattila. 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 960 military records available for the last name Mattila. For the veterans among your Mattila ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mattila lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mattila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mattila in 1950 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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