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The surname Matteson is a patronymic name derived from the well known first name Matthew. This name is ultimately derived from the Hebrew personal name "Mattathaigh," meaning "gift of Jehovah;" it was Latinized as Matthaeus and Mathaeus. It was introduced to England by the Normans, and quickly became quite a popular name.

Matteson Early Origins



The surname Matteson was first found in the Domesday Book in 1086, listed as Mathiu and Matheus. They family came to England following the invasion of William the Conquerer in 1066.

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Matteson Spelling Variations


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Matteson Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.

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Matteson Early History


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Matteson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matteson research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1273, 1273, 1395, 1546, 1628, 1577, 1655, 1790, 1856, 1863, 1941, 1824, 1889, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Matteson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Matteson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Matteson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Tobias Matthew (1546-1628), Archbishop of York, statesman and writer; Sir Tobie Matthew (1577-1655), English MP, courtier, diplomat and writer; Father Theobald Mathew (1790-1856), who campaigned in Ireland...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Matteson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Matteson In Ireland


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Matteson In Ireland



Some of the Matteson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 203 words (14 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Matteson or a variant listed above:

Matteson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles S Matteson, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Matteson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Matteson (post 1700)



  • Tompkins Harrison Matteson (1813-1884), American painter, known for his historical, patriotic, and religious themes
  • Silas Matteson (1819-1895), American politician in Wisconsin, the first postmaster of New Cassell, Wisconsin
  • Orsamus Benajah Matteson (1805-1889), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York
  • Clifford Virgil Matteson (1861-1931), American professional baseball player who pitched one game in Major League Baseball for the 1884 St. Louis Maroons
  • Bob Matteson (b. 1952), retired American soccer player, member of the 1974 United States National Team
  • Steven R. Matteson (b. 1965), American typeface designer who has designed the font family Segoe for Microsoft and the Droid font collection for Android
  • John Matteson (b. 1961), American professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2008 for his first book, Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
  • Troy Jason Matteson (b. 1979), American professional PGA golfer who has had 2 PGA Tour wins
  • Joel Aldrich Matteson (1808-1873), American politician, 10th Governor of Illinois (1853-1857)
  • Richmond Albert "Rich" Matteson (1929-1993), American jazz artist, collegiate music educator, international jazz clinician, big band leader, and jazz composer/arranger

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Matteson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Matteson 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 23 November 2016 at 17:07.

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