Matney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Matney family

The surname Matney 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 Matney family

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

Matney 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 Matney family (pre 1700)

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United States Matney migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gris Matney, aged 22, originally from Keltowa, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Pallanza" from Hamburg, Germany [1]
  • Mary Matney, aged 36, destined for Oklahoma City, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Elias Matney, aged 34, destined for Danville, Va., arrived in New York City in 1922 aboard the ship "Paris" from Le Havre, France [3]
  • Mary Matney, aged 21,destined for Danville, Va., arrived in New York City in 1922 aboard the ship "Paris" from Le Havre, France [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Matney (post 1700) +

  • Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate William R. Matney, American fuels officer in Operation Deep Freeze 1966, eponym of Matney Peak, an ice-free peak on the east side of Webster Glacier in the Heritage Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica
  • Eddie Matney, American television chef, owner and executive chef of Eddie's House in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Marc Edward Matney (b. 1963), American voice actor

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Vernon Merferd Matney, American Fireman First Class from Texas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXJQ-Y27 : 6 December 2014), Gris Matney, 24 May 1907; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Pallanza, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNV3-YM2 : 6 December 2014), Mary Matney, 27 Dec 1922; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN36-53X : 6 December 2014), Elias Matney, 14 Jan 1922; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York City, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN36-53F : 6 December 2014), Mary Matney, 14 Jan 1922; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York City, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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