Mattson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Mattson 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 Mattson family
The surname Mattson 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 Mattson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattson 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 Mattson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mattson Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mattson include Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.
Early Notables of the Mattson 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 Mattson family to Ireland
Some of the Mattson 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.
Mattson migration to the United States +
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mattsons to arrive on North American shores:
Mattson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Nils Mattson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627 
- Brita Mattson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641 
- Hendrick Mattson, who landed in Delaware in 1641 
- Andrew Mattson, who landed in Maryland in 1673 
- Anderous Mattson, aged 18, who arrived in Barbados in 1683 
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Mattson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Amid Mattson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 
- Robert Mattson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 
- Orlof O Mattson, who arrived in California in 1875 
Mattson migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Mattson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- M. Mattson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883
Contemporary Notables of the name Mattson (post 1700) +
- Jacqueline "Jackie" Mattson (1928-2016), American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player who played from 1950 to 1951
- Robert E. Mattson, American politician, Representative from Delaware at-large, 1996; Natural Law Candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 2000, 2002 
- Leroy Mattson, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Gogebic County, 1942 
- Ivan Mattson, American politician, Mayor of Kearney, Nebraska, 1940 
- Hans Mattson, American politician, Secretary of State of Minnesota, 1870-72, 1887-91 
- H. M. Mattson, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 18th District, 1872 
- G. H. Mattson, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 63rd District, 1909-10 
- Edna O'Neill Mattson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Rhode Island, 2004-08 
- Charles Mattson, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colebrook; Elected 1926 
- Carvel Mattson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1952 
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Historic Events for the Mattson family +
- Mrs. Ida Mattson (b. 2014), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors,, Finland who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking 
- Master Sulo Mattson (b. 2014), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors,, Finland who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking 
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Suggested Readings for the name Mattson +
- 1922 Genealogy of the Mattson Family by George P. Walmsley, Our Family Chronicle by Charyl Mattson.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html