Mateo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

As with many French family names, the distinguished surname Mateo 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 Mateo is derived from the Hebrew Biblical given name Matityahu (Matthew), meaning "gift of God."

Early Origins of the Mateo family

The surname Mateo 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.

The earliest member of this family was recorded under the name of Mathieu de Vendôme, who died in 1286, and was the Abbot of St. Denis, and was the Regent of France when Saint Louis was on a crusade. The family branched out into: Lyonnais, where they were known as the Mathieu of Mathieu; to Alsace where they settled at Faviers and where they were the Barons Mathieu; to île-de-France where they held a family seat at Mauvieres and were Barons of the Empire in 1810; and to Comtes when they held a family seat at Rouergue and held the title of Count de la Redorte. The Mathieu family from Bourgogne, which originated from Nivernais, goes back to the time when Pierre Mathieu was living, at the end of the fifteenth century.

Among his descendants were: Hugues, an Elect of Charollais in 1682; Christophe J. A. Mathieu de Dombasle, an agronomist from the province of Lorraine, who invented a certain type of plow; David-Maurice-Joseph Mathieu, a General who was later made a Count of the Empire in 1810; Joseph-Ignace Mathieu de Mauvières, Mayor of Saint-Forget, who was named a Baron of the Empire in 1810; and Philippe Mathieu, 1808-1865, a politician and meteorologist.

Jean Mathieu, born in 1637, son of Jean and Isabelle (née Monnachau), was a French butcher that travelled from Angoulême, France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Anne Du Tertre, born in 1654, daughter of Pierre and Louise-Anne (née Goulet), at Château-Richer on 19th November 1669. They settled together at Ange-Gardien until Anne's death on 14th April 1696. Jean passed away on 1st May 1699. [1]

Early History of the Mateo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mateo research. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1682, 1808, 1810, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Mateo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mateo Spelling Variations

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 Mateo family (pre 1700)

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United States Mateo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mateo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Mateo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802 [2]
  • Tudela Mateo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [2]
  • Benito Mateo, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
  • Jeronimo Mateo, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1837 [2]
  • Magin Mateo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1845 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mateo (post 1700) +

  • Fernando Mateo (b. 1958), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2004 [3]
  • Enrique David Mateo (b. 1987), Brazilian footballer
  • Julio Cesar Mateo (b. 1977), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Henry Antonio Mateo Valera (b. 1976), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball infielder
  • Feleti Sosefo Mateo (b. 1985), Australian professional rugby league player
  • Jorge Mateo Cuesta Porte-Petit (1903-1942), Mexican chemist and writer
  • Mateo Alonso (1878-1955), Argentine sculptor
  • Mateo Alemán, Spanish novelist

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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