Mattie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Mattie comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the son of Matthew. In Gaelic, the name was spelled M'Mhathain or Mathanach. The latter names in Gaelic were probably derived from Mac Mhathghamhuin which means son of the bear. Indeed, early references of the name have reference to the Scottish bear.
Early Origins of the Mattie family
The surname Mattie was first found in the Scottish Highlands were they could be found in Lochalsh, Lochcarron and Kintail. They are said to descend from Gilleoin of the ancient and royal house of Lorne. They gave their allegiance to the Clan MacDonald, the Lord of the Isles. Kenneth MacMathan (Cormac Mac Mathian) was the constable of Eilean Donan castle and is recorded in most accounts of the invasion of King Haakon IV of Norway against Scotland in the 13th century. One accounts suggests that McMathan and his clansmen fought under the Earl of Ross, defeating Haaken at Largs in 1263. There is a record of Kermac Macmaghan in Inverness, receiving 20 cows from the Earl of Ross in 1264.
Important Dates for the Mattie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattie research. Another 418 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1400, 1411, 1427, 1498, 1514, 1427, 1600, 1539, 1570, 1631, 1688, 1715, 1719, 1820, 1851, 1683, 1796, 1878, 1851 and 1963 are included under the topic Early Mattie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mattie Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Mattie has appeared as Mathieson, MacMaghan, MacMathan MacMaken, Mathie, Mann and many more.
Early Notables of the Mattie family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Margaret Matson, one of two women tried in Philadelphia for witchcraft in 1683; Sir James Nicolas Sutherland Matheson (1796-1878), born in Shiness, Lairg, who made a great fortune in the opium trade, and was created the 1st Baronet of Lewis in 1851. His family proceeded to buy the former Clan territories: James Matheson...
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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.
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Mattie migration to the United States
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people 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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