Early Origins of the Matlea family
The surname Matlea was first found in Greater Manchester at Matley, a township, in the parish of Mottramin-Longdendale, union of Ashton, hundred
of Macclesfield, formerly in the county of Chester. Some of the first records of the name include William de Mattelegh, Hugh de Mattelegh and Richard de Mattlegh who were all listed in Cheshire
in 1316, 1316 and 1300. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
In 1325 William held the estates in the parish of Mottram.
Early History of the Matlea family
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Matlea Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Matley, Matlee, Matlie, Matleigh, Matlea, Madley, Maddely, Maddelly and many more.
Early Notables of the Matlea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Matlea family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. John Matley was granted land in Virginia in 1652. William Matley was naturalized in Indiana in 1848.