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The surname Mathiesen 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.

Mathiesen Early Origins



The surname Mathiesen 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.

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Mathiesen Spelling Variations


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Mathiesen Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.

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Mathiesen Early History


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Mathiesen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mathiesen research. Another 147 words (10 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 Mathiesen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathiesen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mathiesen Early Notables (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...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mathiesen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathiesen In Ireland


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Mathiesen In Ireland



Some of the Mathiesen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Mathiesen name or one of its variants: Francis Matthews, who settled in New Hampshire in 1639; Benjamin Mathews, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Ann Matthews, who immigrated to Barbados in 1659.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathiesen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathiesen (post 1700)



  • Pia Bech Mathiesen (1962-2016), Danish designer and entrepreneur
  • Per Mathiesen (1885-1971), Norwegian Olympic gold medalist gymnast
  • Paul Mathiesen (b. 1977), Norwegian singer, best known as the vocalist of Susperia
  • Niels Mathiesen (1829-1900), Norwegian politician and merchant
  • Thomas Mathiesen (b. 1933), Norwegian sociologist
  • Mattis Mathiesen (b. 1924), Norwegian photographer and film director
  • Hein-Arne Mathiesen (b. 1971), Norwegian World Cup ski jumper
  • Haaken L. Mathiesen (1858-1930), Norwegian landowner and businessperson
  • Haagen Mathiesen (1759-1842), Norwegian timber merchant, ship-owner and politician
  • Christian Pierre Mathiesen (1870-1953), Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mathiesen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mathiesen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 February 2016 at 10:56.

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