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Matras Family History

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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Where is the Matras family from?

You can see how Matras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matras family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Matras families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Matras families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Matras's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Matras families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matras surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Miner and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Matras. 15% of Matras men worked as a Miner.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Miner
    15%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Butcher
    15%
  • Cook
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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