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Mattei History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French, Italian


The distinguished surname Mattei can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. The most common type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, derived from the father's given name. The surname Mattei came from the personal name Matteo, which is the Italian form of the English Matthew. Ultimately, the name was inIn Hebrew, and meant "gift of God." This name was adopted into Latin as both Matthias and Matthaeus. During the medieval era, the personal name Matteo became popular as people often named their children after popular saints in the hopes that the child would enjoy that saint's patronage in later life.

Early Origins of the Mattei family


The surname Mattei was first found in Abruzzi, a region in central Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Mattei family


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Mattei Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mattei, Mattedi, Matteini, Matteis, Matteo, Matteolli, Matteoni, Matteotti, Matteucci, Matteuzzi, Mattussi, Mattuzzi, Mattouzzi, Mattevi, Mattia, Mattiassi, Mattiato, Mattiazzi, Mattiello, Mattioni, Mattiuzzi, Mattissi, Mattucci, Matussi and many more.

Early Notables of the Mattei family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Mattiolo Mattioli (died 1480), Italian author, professor of philosophy and medicine; Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501-1577), Italian herbalist; and Ercole Antonio Mattioli (1640-1694), Italian minister; Lapo Mazzei, a humanist and public official in Prato in 1350. Luigi Mattei (died 1675) was an Italian military General...
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Migration of the Mattei family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mattei Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giacomo Mattei, who arrived in New York City in 1881
  • Achille Mattei, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Adelina Mattei, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Alessandro Mattei, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Mr. Mattei, aged 27, who settled in America from Cereglia, in 1898
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Mattei Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. Mattei, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Adamo Mattei, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Scheggia, in 1905
  • Adele Mattei, aged 32, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Agostino Mattei, aged 30, who landed in America from La Rixoure, Italy, in 1909
  • Alberto Mattei, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Lenola, Caserta, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattei (post 1700)


  • Janet Akyüz Mattei (1943-2004), Turkish American astronomer
  • Roberto de Mattei (b. 1948), Italian Roman Catholic historian and author
  • Giovanni Giacomo Mattei, Italian founder of one powerful branch of the house of Mattei
  • Tommaso Mattei, 17th century Italian architect
  • Attilio Mattei (b. 1902), Italian professional football player
  • Gaspare Mattei (1598-1650), Italian cardinal of the house of Mattei
  • Muzio Mattei (d. 1596), Italian nobleman of the House of Mattei
  • Paolo de Mattei (1662-1728), Italian painter
  • Stanislao Mattei (1750-1825), Italian composer, musicologist, and teacher
  • Alessandro Mattei (1744-1820), Italian Cardinal
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