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Matravers Early Origins



The surname Matravers was first found in Somerset where the first record of the was found during the reign of Henry I., when "Hugh Maltravers was a witness to the Charter made by that Monarch to the Monks of Montacute. " Another Maltravers "during the 5th of Stephen gave one thousand marks of silver and one hundred pounds for the widow of Hugh Delaval and lands of the said Hugh, during the term of fifteen years. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Some believe that Lord Maltravers took part in the cruel murder of Edward II. After the death, he fled to Germany where he stayed for a number of years due to the judgement of death awaiting him should he return to England. Eventually he was granted a pardon by Edward III for his services abroad and was granted safe passage. Edward III granted Maltravers Governor of the Isles of Guernsey, Alderney and Sarke. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
It should be noted that the death of Edward II., at Berkeley Castle was surrounded with controversy. Some say he was murdered, others say he died of natural causes. Whatever the case, Maltravers was one of the people charged with tending to the care of Edward II.

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Matravers Spelling Variations


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Matravers Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Matravers include Maltravers, Matraves, Matravers, Mattravers and many more.

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Matravers Early History


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Matravers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matravers research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1084, 1136, 1455, 1487, 1306, 1330, 1345 and 1405 are included under the topic Early Matravers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Matravers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Matravers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Matravers Notables 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Matraverss to arrive on North American shores:

Matravers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Matravers, who arrived in Virginia in 1726

Matravers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cecil Henry Matravers, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFXL-NMG : 6 December 2014), Cecil Henry Matravers, 14 Jan 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Reginald Matravers, aged 29, originally from Fannton, England, arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNR1-F6Y : 6 December 2014), Reginald Matravers, 18 Jan 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alice Matravers, aged 34, originally from Ilminster, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-Q2N : 6 December 2014), Alice Matravers, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Reginald Matravers, aged 9, originally from Ilminster, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-Q2J : 6 December 2014), Reginald Matravers, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Queenie Matravers, aged 5, originally from Ilminster, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-Q2V : 6 December 2014), Queenie Matravers, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Matravers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Matravers (post 1700)



  • Sarah Matravers (b. 1975), English model and actress

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  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFXL-NMG : 6 December 2014), Cecil Henry Matravers, 14 Jan 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, 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:JNR1-F6Y : 6 December 2014), Reginald Matravers, 18 Jan 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, 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:J6DL-Q2N : 6 December 2014), Alice Matravers, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-Q2J : 6 December 2014), Reginald Matravers, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-Q2V : 6 December 2014), Queenie Matravers, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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