Show ContentsMatthiessen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

United States Matthiessen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matthiessen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad F Matthiessen, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1805 [1]

Australia Matthiessen migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Matthiessen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Johann Gottfried Eduard Matthiessen, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Matthiessen (post 1700) +

  • Frederick William Matthiessen (1835-1918), American philanthropist, industrialist, namesake of Matthiessen State Park
  • Alex Matthiessen (b. 1964), American environmentalist who lives in New York City, son of Peter Matthiessen
  • Francis Otto Matthiessen (1902-1950), American educator, scholar and literary critic from Pasadena, California, known for his work American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman
  • Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), American three-time National Book Award winning novelist, naturalist, and wilderness writer
  • Christian Matthias Ingemar Martin Matthiessen, Swedish-born linguist and a leading figure in the systemic functional linguistics
  • Augustus Matthiessen FRS (1831-1870), British chemist and physicist who was awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 1869

  1. 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)
  2. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from on Facebook