Show ContentsMattia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Mattia 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 Mattia came from the personal name Matteo, which is the Italian form of the English Matthew. Ultimately, the name was from the Hebrew Matthew the Apostle or Saint Matthew, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus 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 Mattia family

The surname Mattia 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 Mattia family

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Mattia 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 Mattia 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, was a humanist and public official in Prato in 1350 and Luigi Mattei (died 1675) was an Italian military General and Marquis de Belmonte. Vincenzo Matteucci was a renowned military leader during the 16th century. Nicola Matteis was a prominent violinist, who published 3 books for the violin in 1672 and later went on to teach and perform in London. Antonio Mazzoni was maestro di cappella in Bologna at...
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Mattia Ranking

In the United States, the name Mattia is the 17,248th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Mattia family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Matteis, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1741; Giacomo Mattei and Aynese Matteo, who both arrived on the S.S. Vincenzo Florio from Palermo in New York City in 1881.

Contemporary Notables of the name Mattia (post 1700) +

  • Mattia Casse (b. 1990), Italian World Cup alpine ski racer who specializes in the speed events (Downhill and Super-G) and has competed in two World Championships
  • Mattia Eugio Rolando (b. 1992), Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder
  • Mattia Battistini (1856-1928), Italian operatic baritone
  • Mattia Aversa (b. 1986), Italian swimmer at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Mattia Cassani (b. 1983), Italian football defender
  • Mattia Evangelisti (b. 1991), Italian footballer
  • Mattia Coletti (b. 1984), Italian ski mountaineer
  • Mattia Gallon (b. 1992), Italian professional footballer
  • Mattia Marchi (b. 1989), Italian footballer
  • Mattia Preti (1613-1699), Italian Baroque artist

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  • Miss Amolia Mattia, "Molly", American worker who was at Triangle Waist Company factory at the Asch building in Greenwich Village on the 25th March 1911 when fire broke out; she survived the fire, later died in 1927 [2]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (retrieved on 3rd August 2021.) Retrieved from on Facebook