Matras Family History

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Matras Name Meaning

Polish: from the vocabulary word matras (derived from Italian materazzo), either a nickname or an occupational name for a maker of mattresses. Compare Italian Matarazzo.

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


Similar surnames: Maras, Maran, Matera, Matyas, Patras, Arras, Matias, Maura, Matas

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Matras Family Origin

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Matras Family Occupations

What did your Matras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Butcher and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matras. 5% of Matras men worked as a Butcher and 15% of Matras women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matras were Laborer and Carton Maker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Butcher
    5%
  • Coal Loader
    5%
  • Cook
    5%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Accounting Clerk
    8%
  • Bench Work
    8%
  • Carton Maker
    8%

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

Matras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Matras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matras 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 470 immigration records available for the last name Matras. 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 304 military records available for the last name Matras. For the veterans among your Matras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matras Life Expectancy

What is the average Matras lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Matras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Matras in 1964 was 82, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matras

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