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Matts Family History

Matts Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of Matthew.

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


Similar surnames: Matis, Mattes, Mattis, Matto, Matti, Matus, Matt, Mates, Mattas

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Where is the Matts family from?

You can see how Matts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matts families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Matts families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Matts's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Matts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matts. 24% of Matts men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Matts women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matts were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Matts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matts 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 941 immigration records available for the last name Matts. 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 854 military records available for the last name Matts. For the veterans among your Matts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matts lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Matts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Matts in 1963 was 72, and 71 in 2004.

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