The surname Matlea was first found in Greater Manchester at Matley, a township, in the parish of Mottramin-Longdendale, union of Ashton,
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
in 1316, 1316 and 1300.
In 1325 William held the estates in the parish of Mottram.
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of this family name include: Matley, Matlee, Matlie, Matleigh, Matlea, Madley, Maddely, Maddelly and many more.
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.