Mate Family History

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Mate Name Meaning

Hungarian (Máté): from the ecclesiastical personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew. Slovenian: from a pet form of the personal name Matevž, Latin Matthaeus (see Matthew). Spanish (Maté): variant of Mateo. Greek: see Mates. French (Maté): from a pet form of the personal name Mathieu, French form of Matthew.

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

Similar surnames: Mates, Maze, Mace, Mato, Mathe, Mata, Matt, Matey, Pate, Mabe

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Mate Family Origin

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Mate Family Occupations

What did your Mate ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mate family was Labourer. The most common Mate occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Mate's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mate.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer


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

Mate Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Mate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mate 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mate. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Mate. For the veterans among your Mate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mate Life Expectancy

What is the average Mate lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mate in 1958 was 55, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mate 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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