Matte Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Matte name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Matte. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Matte Family Origin

Where is the Matte family from?

Matte Family Occupations

What did your Matte ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier

  • Going To School

  • School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Matte ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Matte Historical Records

What Matte family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Matte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matte 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matte. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Matte. For the veterans among your Matte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matte Life Expectancy

What is the average Matte lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matte ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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