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Matters Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): variant of Matter with post-medieval excrescent -s. English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a metonymic occupational name for a mattress maker or seller from Middle English materas ‘mattress’. Dutch: patronymic from Matter

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Matter, Malter, Master, Metters, Latter, Fetters, Waters, Matte

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Where is the Matters family from?

You can see how Matters families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matters family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Matters families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Matters families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 32% of all the recorded Matters's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Matters families in 1911.
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What did your Matters ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Matters. 60% of Matters men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Manufacturer
  • Student
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matters. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Matters. For the veterans among your Matters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matters lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Matters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Matters in 1943 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

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