The surname Mathisen is a patronymic
name derived from the well known first name Matthew. This name is ultimately derived from the Hebrew personal name
"Mattathaigh," meaning "gift of Jehovah;" it was Latinized as Matthaeus and Mathaeus. It was introduced to England
by the Normans
, and quickly became quite a popular name.
Early Origins of the Mathisen family
The surname Mathisen was first found in the Domesday Book
in 1086, listed as Mathiu and Matheus. They family came to England
following the invasion of William the Conquerer in 1066.
Early History of the Mathisen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mathisen research.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1273, 1273, 1395, 1546, 1628, 1577, 1655, 1790, 1856, 1863, 1941, 1824, 1889, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Mathisen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mathisen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.
Early Notables of the Mathisen family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Tobias Matthew (1546-1628), Archbishop of York, statesman and writer; Sir Tobie Matthew (1577-1655), English MP, courtier, diplomat and writer; Father Theobald Mathew (1790-1856), who campaigned in Ireland... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mathisen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mathisen family to Ireland
Some of the Mathisen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 108 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mathisen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Matthews, who settled in New Hampshire
in 1639; Benjamin Mathews, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Ann Matthews, who immigrated to Barbados in 1659.