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Mates Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew. Catalan: from the plural of mata ‘scrub’ (see Mata). Greek (Matis): from a pet form of the personal name Stamatios (see Stamatis). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a personal name equivalent to Matthew.

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


Similar surnames: Matis, Mate, Matus, Matas, Manes, Mattes, Matos, Mares, Matey, Mathes

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Mates Family Origin

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Mates Family Occupations

What did your Mates ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mates. 14% of Mates men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Mates women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mates were Operator and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Income
    20%

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

Mates Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Mates. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mates 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mates. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mates. For the veterans among your Mates ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mates Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mates in 1950 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

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