Matters Family History

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Matters Name Meaning

English: variant of Matter. English: probably a metonymic occupational name for a mattress maker or seller, from Middle English, Old French materas, or less likely for a maker of crossbow bolts, spears, and lances, from the Middle English homonym materas. Dutch: variant of Matter 2.

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

Similar surnames: Matter, Malter, Master, Metters, Latter, Fetters, Waters, Matte

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Matters Family Origin

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Matters Family Occupations

What did your Matters ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Matters. 5% of Matters men worked as a Bricklayer and 44% of Matters women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matters were Agricultural Worker and Domestic Service

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Lorry Driver
  • pig Dept Bacon Factory
  • Agricultural Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic Service

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Matters Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Matters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matters 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Matters. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Matters. For the veterans among your Matters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matters Life Expectancy

What is the average Matters lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Matters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Matters in 1943 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matters

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matters 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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