Matey Family History

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Matey Name Meaning

Ukrainian: from the personal name Matey (see Matthew). Americanized spelling of Czech Matej or Slovak Matej. French (eastern): from a regional variant of the personal name Mathieu. Possibly also Galician: a habitational name from Matey, a minor place in Lugo province, Galicia.

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

Similar surnames: Mathey, Mate, Maxey, Mates, Macey, Mantey, Mabey, Mathy, Mazey

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Matey Family Origin

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Matey Family Occupations

What did your Matey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House and Musician were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Matey. The most common Matey occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 50% of Matey's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Musician


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

Matey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Matey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matey 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 514 immigration records available for the last name Matey. 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 582 military records available for the last name Matey. For the veterans among your Matey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matey Life Expectancy

What is the average Matey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Matey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Matey in 1947 was 33, and 56 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matey 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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