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Mattes Name Meaning

English (Middlesex): variant of Matts a variant of Matt with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the name is rare in Britain and Ireland. Hungarian and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Mates . German and Dutch: variant of Mathäus (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Mattis, Mates, Mathes, Matts, Matthes, Matters, Mattei, Cates

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Where is the Mattes family from?

You can see how Mattes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mattes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mattes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Mattes families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Mattes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mattes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mattes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mattes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mattes. 34% of Mattes men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Mattes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mattes 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mattes. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mattes. For the veterans among your Mattes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mattes lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mattes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mattes in 1944 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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