Mata Family History

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Mata Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places in Portugal and Spain named Mata, from mata ‘wood’, ‘forest’. Catalan: topographic name from mata ‘scrub’. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Máté (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Mato, Mate, Mota, Matas, Maia, Maya, Mara, Marta, Malta, Mita

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Mata Family Origin

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Mata Family Occupations

What did your Mata ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Commis were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mata. 40% of Mata men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Mata women worked as a Commis. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mata were Paintre and Stengraph

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Framer Agent
  • Labourer
  • Paintre

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Commis
  • Religieuse
  • Stengraph

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mata Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Mata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mata 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Mata. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mata. For the veterans among your Mata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mata Life Expectancy

What is the average Mata lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Mata in 1942 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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