Matheny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Matheny family

The surname Matheny was first found in Champagne, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Ardennes/Marne and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Matheny family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matheny research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1630 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Matheny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Matheny Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Matey, Mateu, Mathy, Mathay, Mathenay, Mathe, Mathey, Maathe, Mathei, Mattei, Mathei, Mathes and many more.

Early Notables of the Matheny family (pre 1700)

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Matheny Ranking

In the United States, the name Matheny is the 3,434th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]

United States Matheny migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matheny Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Eva Matheny, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Clyde Matheny, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1915
  • Thomas E. Matheny, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Clarence W. Matheny, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1919
  • E. Stacy Matheny, aged 54, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Matheny (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General William Albert Matheny (1902-1973), American Chief of Staff, Allied Air Forces in Northern Europe (1957) [2]
  • Ray Matheny, professor of anthropology at Brigham Young University
  • Mike Matheny (b. 1970), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Matt Matheny (b. 1970), American college basketball coach
  • Luke Matheny (b. 1976), Academy Award winning American actor, writer and director
  • Judd Matheny (b. 1970), American Tennessee State Representative
  • Dmitri Matheny (b. 1965), American jazz flugelhornist, composer, educator and producer
  • Read Matheny, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 33rd District, 1911-12 [3]
  • M. F. Matheny, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 7th District, 1903-04; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Raleigh County, 1909-10; Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1936 [3]
  • James H. Matheny, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Sangamon County, 1847 [3]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Matheny +

  • Matheny Genealogy by Dolores E. Matheny Gucciardo.

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  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, February 12) William Matheny. Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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