Mattie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Mattie 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 Mattie family
The surname Mattie 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.
Important Dates for the Mattie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattie 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 Mattie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mattie Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.
Early Notables of the Mattie 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...
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Migration of the Mattie family to Ireland
Some of the Mattie 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.
Mattie migration to the United States
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Mattie or a variant listed above:
Typical Mattie Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Mattie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jennie Mattie, aged 13, who settled in America, in 1893
- G. Mattie, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Mattie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- May Frances Mattie, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1909
- Charles Mattie, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1920
- Jean Mattie, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1922
- Morris Mattie, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Mattie (post 1700)
- Jamie Mattie (b. 1980), Canadian-born Austrian ice hockey defenceman from Antigonish, Nova Scotia
- Mattie A. McFadden-Lawson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
- Mattie Forde, Irish Gaelic footballer
- Mattie Suver (b. 1987), nee Bridgmon, an American middle-distance runner, winner of the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in 2012
- Mattie Hite (1890-1935), American blues singer
- Mattie Barela (b. 1964), American professional football player
- Mattie Coleman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980
- Mattie Bell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1988 
- Mattie Jenkins, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 1920 
- Mattie Hunter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004, 2008 
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