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Matto Name Meaning

Italian: nickname from a dialect variant of pazzo ‘mad eccentric’. Italian: from the ancient Germanic personal name Matto. Hungarian (Mattó): variant of Mató ‘Matthew’ (see Mato ). Slovak: cognate of Matta . Assyrian/Chaldean: from a pet form of Mattay one of Syriac equivalents of the personal name Matthew .

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

Similar surnames: Mato, Matta, Matt, Matti, Motto, Catto, Matton, Barto, Marko, Matteo

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Where is the Matto family from?

You can see how Matto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Matto families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Matto families living in Virginia. This was about 42% of all the recorded Matto's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Matto families in 1880.
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What did your Matto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Matto. 40% of Matto men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Matto women worked as a Cashier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matto were Farmer and Stenographer. .

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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
  • New Worker
  • Operator
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cashier
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Matto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matto 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 804 immigration records available for the last name Matto. 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 699 military records available for the last name Matto. For the veterans among your Matto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matto lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Matto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Matto in 1956 was 47, and 91 in 2004.

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