Matre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Matre family

The surname Matre was first found in Ile-de-France, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Matre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matre research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1245 is included under the topic Early Matre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Matre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Le Maistre, Le Maître, Maistre, Maître, Lemaistre, Lemaître, Mestre, Mestre, Maistres and many more.

Early Notables of the Matre family (pre 1700)

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Matre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Matre migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Agnes Matre, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1892
  • C. Matre, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • E. Matre, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Hippolite Matre, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1897
  • Marie Matre, aged 22, who immigrated to America, in 1897
Matre Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ernest Matre, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Matre (post 1700)

  • Steve Van Matre (b. 1941), American environmental activist, author and educator
  • William Van Matre (1798-1861), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1836-37 [1]
  • Nelson B. Van Matre, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1936 [1]
  • Joseph Van Matre (1828-1892), United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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