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The MATEER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,376 18506 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 385 11834 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +991 -6672 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 98 14459 0.001 6
United Kingdom 356 11334 0.001 8
Top States for MATEER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 270 6116 0.002 22
Illinois 97 14835 0.001 8
Florida 96 19052 0.001 6
New York 89 22339 0.000 5
California 77 31309 0.000 2
Top States for MATEER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 72 6882 0.002 25
Pennsylvania 270 6116 0.002 22
Idaho 16 11439 0.001 12
Rhode Island 10 14716 0.001 10
Minnesota 42 20331 0.001 9


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called MATEER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called MATEER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called MATEER in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a MATEER by picking someone at random in Iowa than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of MATEER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MATEER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the MATEER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of MATEER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 68 4.94
White (Hispanic) 22 1.6
Asian/Pacific 18 1.31
White (Caucasian) 1,254 91.13
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the MATEER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of MATEER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of MATEER.

Similar names to MATEER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MATEER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for MATEER

The following words are slight variants of MATEER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.