The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Maten family name to the British Isles. They lived in Essex
. The name, however, descends from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Mott a town in Cotes du Nord, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Maten family
The surname Maten was first found in Essex
, where the family held a family seat
from very early times, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Moate (Irish: An Móta) is a town in County Westmeath
. In this case the town's name was derived from the term "motte-and-bailey," an early Norman fortification with a wooden or stone keep. The Norman earthwork is still visible behind the buildings on the main street.
Early History of the Maten family
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Maten Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Mott, Motte, Mote, De Mott, De Motte, Demott and others.
Early Notables of the Maten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maten family to Ireland
Some of the Maten family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 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 Maten family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Maten or a variant listed above: Adam Mott, who arrived with his wife Sarah and five children in Boston in 1635; Nathaniel Mott, who arrived in New England
in 1681; Peter Mott, who came to New York in 1711.
Contemporary Notables of the name Maten (post 1700)
- Edward E. Maten, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 1st District, 1933 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html