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Where did the French Mateo family come from? When did the Mateo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mateo family history?

As with many French family names, the distinguished surname Mateo is rich in ancient heritage. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The name Mateo is derived from the Hebrew Biblical given name Matityahu (Matthew), meaning gift of God.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Mathieu, Mathieue, Mathieues, Mathieus, Mathieux, Mathis, Matieu, Matieue, Mathius, Matieues, Matieus, Matieux, Mathioux, Mathioue and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has held a family seat since early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mateo research. Another 475 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1682, 1808, 1810, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Mateo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mateo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mateo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Manuel Mateo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Tudela Mateo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Benito Mateo, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Jeronimo Mateo, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1837
  • Magin Mateo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1845


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  • Fernando Mateo (b. 1958), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Enrique David Mateo (b. 1987), Brazilian footballer
  • Julio Cesar Mateo (b. 1977), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Henry Antonio Mateo Valera (b. 1976), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball infielder
  • Feleti Sosefo Mateo (b. 1985), Australian professional rugby league player


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