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Matas Name Meaning

Spanish: plural form of Mata Catalan: Castilianized form of Mates . Croatian: from an old vernacular pet form of the personal names Matija (from Latin Matthias) or Matej (from Latin Matthaeus). Czech: from a derivative of the personal names Matouš (from Latin Matthaeus; see Matous ) or Matěj (from Latin Matthias; see Matej compare below). Slovak (Maťaš also Maťas Máťaš) and Czech (Maťaš): from the local vernacular equivalents of the Latin personal name Matthias (see Matthew compare Matej ) and their derivatives. Lithuanian: from the personal name Matas Lithuanian form of Latin Matthaeus (see Matthew ).

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

Similar surnames: Matis, Matias, Matus, Mates, Mata, Maras, Matos, Matey, Matyas, Matti

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Where is the Matas family from?

You can see how Matas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Matas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Matas families living in British Columbia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Matas's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Matas families in 1911.
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What did your Matas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Matas. 100% of Matas men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matas. 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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There are 454 military records available for the last name Matas. For the veterans among your Matas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matas lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Matas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Matas in 1963 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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