Matte Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow, from Middle High German matte ‘meadow’. Dutch (van der Matt(e)): topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, or habitational name from any of various places named Made or Maete, from Middle Dutch matte, matta ‘meadow’. Southern French: possibly a habitational name from the common demesne name La Matte, La Mathe, derived from Occitan mata ‘bush’, ‘shrub’, ‘thicket’, ‘brush’. Compare Mata 1.

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


Similar surnames: Motte, Matter, Ratte, Matt, Mette, Mate, Matre, Mauter, Tarte, Maire

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Matte Family Origin

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Matte Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    14%
  • Journalier

    9%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, the most common Matte occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 14% of Matte's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Matte family was School. Cultivateur, Journalier and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matte.

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Matte Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Matte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Matte in 1957 was 69, and 64 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matte

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