Origins Available: French
As with many French family names, the distinguished surname Matte is rich in ancient heritage. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The name Matte is derived from the Hebrew
Biblical given name Matityahu (Matthew), meaning gift of God.
Early Origins of the Matte family
The surname Matte was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has held a family seat
since early times.
Early History of the Matte family
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Matte Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mathieu, Mathieue, Mathieues, Mathieus, Mathieux, Mathis, Matieu, Matieue, Mathius, Matieues, Matieus, Matieux, Mathioux, Mathioue and many more.
Early Notables of the Matte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Matte family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Matte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gottlob Matte, who landed in Brazil in 1828 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Joseph Matte, who was naturalized in Oregon in 1841
Contemporary Notables of the name Matte (post 1700)
- Thomas Roland Matte (b. 1939), American football player
- Joseph Z. Matte, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
- Jean-Paul Matte, Canadian politician and a Member of the House of Commons
- Lucien Matte (1907-1975), Canadian Jesuit priest and educator
- Kristian Matte (b. 1985), professional Canadian football offensive linemen
- René Matte (b. 1935), Canadian politician and a Member of the House of Commons
- Roland Joseph Matte (1909-1988), Canadian professional ice hockey player
- Joseph Alexandre Matte (1893-1961), Canadian professional ice hockey player