Matter Family History

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Matter Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Matte 1 + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. English and Dutch: occupational name for a maker of mats, from an agent derivative of Middle English matte, Middle Dutch mat ‘mat’.

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

Similar surnames: Matte, Malter, Mutter, Latter, Motter, Mitter, Matters, Master

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Matter Family Origin

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Matter Family Occupations

What did your Matter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Matter occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 100% of Matter's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith


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

Matter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Matter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matter 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 Matter. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Matter. For the veterans among your Matter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matter Life Expectancy

What is the average Matter lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Matter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Matter in 1942 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matter 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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