Mattern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mattern family

The surname Mattern was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Antwerp, (Anvers.Fr) a fortified city in the province of Antwerp. It is Belgium's commercial center. In the 11th century Godfrey of Bouillon was Marquis of Antwerp. The province is divided into three districts, Antwerp, Malines and Turnhout. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Mattern family

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Mattern Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mattern, von Preuss, Matternstein, Materne and many more.

Early Notables of the Mattern family (pre 1700)

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Mattern Ranking

In the United States, the name Mattern is the 7,816th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Mattern migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mattern Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Marcus Mattern, who landed in New York in 1709 [2]
  • Anna Catharina Mattern, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Adam Mattern, who settled in Louisiana in 1732
  • Peter Mattern, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
Mattern Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Mattern, who landed in Texas in 1844 [2]
  • Carl Mattern, who settled in New York, NY in 1851
  • Anna Mattern, who arrived in New York, NY in 1889
  • Anna Mattern, aged 19, who arrived in New York, NY in 1889 [2]
  • Engelbert Mattern, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1889 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mattern Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Mattern, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Giewsa, in 1901
  • Auguste Mattern, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States from Bohe, in 1901
  • Carl Mattern, aged 14, who immigrated to the United States from Diutesheim, in 1906
  • Edith Mattern, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Adolf Mattern, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States from Braunschweig, Germany, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mattern (post 1700) +

  • Blakely Elizabeth Mattern (b. 1988), American soccer defender
  • Alonzo Albert "Al" Mattern (1883-1958), American professional baseball player
  • James Joseph "Jimmie" Mattern (1905-1988), American aviator who had his pilot's license carried to the moon aboard Apollo 11
  • Walter Mattern (1913-1974), German Hauptsturmführer in the Waffen-SS during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Horst Mattern (b. 1943), West German two-time silver medalist sprint canoer
  • Friedemann Mattern (b. 1955), German computer scientist
  • Joachim Mattern (b. 1948), German two-time gold, three-time silver and two-time bronze medalist sprint canoer
  • Richard Mattern Montgomery (1911-1987), Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force, and Chief-of-Staff of the U. S. Strategic Air Command

Bismarck
  • Gerhard Mattern (1915-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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