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Matter Early Origins



The surname Matter was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Matter Spelling Variations


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Matter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mather, Maider, Maddir, Mador, Madeer, Mathers and many more.

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Matter Early History


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Matter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matter research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1666, 1596, 1669, 1631, 1697, 1639, 1723, 1663, 1728 and are included under the topic Early Matter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Matter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Matter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Richard Maddir; Richard Mather (1596-1669), a Puritan clergyman in colonial Boston, Massachusetts; and his son, Nathaniel Mather (1631-1697), and English-born Independent minister from Much Woolton, Lancashire; Increase Mather (1639-1723), a...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Matter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Matter In Ireland


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Matter In Ireland



Some of the Matter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Matter, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Matter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Matter, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Christopher Gotlip Matter, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Christopher Gotlip Matter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Diewald Matter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Jacob Matter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Matter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antony Matter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Anna Sophie Matter, aged 39, landed in America in 1843
  • Michael Matter, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Christ Matter, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Martha Matter, aged 10, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Matter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cath. Matter, aged 23, who arrived in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Carl Matter, aged 23, who arrived in America from Eichberg, Germany, in 1909
  • John Matter, aged 39, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Miss Emma Matter, aged 39, who arrived in America from Basel, Switzerland, in 1909
  • Pietro Paolo Matter, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Matter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Matter, aged 24, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Matter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Matter (post 1700)



  • Herbert Matter (1907-1984), Swiss-born American photographer and graphic designer
  • Mercedes Matter (1913-2001), née Carles, an American painter and draughtswoman
  • Mani Matter (1936-1972), popular Swiss singer-songwriter
  • Niall Matter (b. 1980), Canadian actor, known for his roles in Eureka and Primeval: New World

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortiter et celeriter
Motto Translation: Boldly and quickly.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Matter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Matter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 August 2014 at 08:44.

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