As with many French family names, the distinguished surname Mateau 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 Mateau is derived from the Hebrew
Biblical given name Matityahu (Matthew), meaning gift of God.
Early Origins of the Mateau family
The surname Mateau was 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.
Early History of the Mateau family
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Mateau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mathieu, Mathieue, Mathieues, Mathieus, Mathieux, Mathis, Matieu, Matieue, Mathius, Matieues, Matieus, Matieux, Mathioux, Mathioue and many more.
Early Notables of the Mateau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mateau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Mathieu, who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Jodoin Mathieu settled in Philadelphia in 1805; R. Mathieu, aged 50; settled in Edenton, North Carolina, in 1820.