Mattern Family History

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Mattern Name Meaning

German (especially Silesia) and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Matern, a derivative of the Roman personal name Maternus (from Latin mater ‘mother’), which was the name of a legendary saint. Dutch: from materne ‘prioress’, hence presumably a nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Matter, Master, Malter, Matte, Mitter, Materna, Masten, Matzen

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Mattern Family Origin

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Mattern Family Occupations

What did your Mattern ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mattern.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse

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

Mattern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Mattern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mattern 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 Mattern. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mattern. For the veterans among your Mattern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mattern Life Expectancy

What is the average Mattern lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mattern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mattern in 1954 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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