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Etymology

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German surname, pet forms of Mattheus and Matthias; see Matthew.

Proper noun

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Matz (plural Matzes)

  1. A surname.

Statistics

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Matz is the 6587th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 5143 individuals. Matz is most common among White (93.37%) individuals.

Further reading

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East Central German

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

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Matz f

  1. (Erzgebirgisch) mass; multitude; crowd; quantity; a lot
    Synonyms: Hatz, Raas
    e gruße Matz Leit
    a large mass of people

References

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  • 1982 Karl-Heinz Schmidt, Itze schlöft dr Pastor ei : Heiteres aus dem Erzgebirge. P. 38

German

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Pronunciation

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Proper noun

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Matz m (proper noun, strong, genitive Matz')

  1. a diminutive of the male given name Matthias

Noun

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Matz m (strong, genitive Matzes, plural Matze or Mätze)

  1. (colloquial) boy
  2. (colloquial) pig

Declension

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • Matz” in Duden online

Pennsylvania German

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Etymology

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Compare German März.

Noun

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Matz m

  1. March (month)
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Calendar months: Yanuaar/Yenner, Febrewaar/Hanning, Matz, Aprill, Moi, Yuni, Yuli/Tschulei, Aaguscht, Sepdember, Oktower, Nowember, Dezember/Grischtmunet