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Mates Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew. Catalan: from the plural of mata ‘scrub’ (see Mata). Greek (Matis): from a pet form of the personal name Stamatios (see Stamatis). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a personal name equivalent to Matthew.

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

Similar surnames: Matis, Mate, Matus, Matas, Manes, Mattes, Matos, Mares, Matey, Mathes

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Mates Family Origin

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Mates Family Occupations

What did your Mates ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mates family was Railway E Driver. Coal Miner, Draper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mates. The most common Mates occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Mates's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Draper

  • Laborer

  • Railway E Driver


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Mates Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Mates. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mates 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 Mates. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mates. For the veterans among your Mates ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mates Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mates in 1950 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mates 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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