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The Mattison surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal name Matilda, a popular woman's name in the 11th century.

Mattison Early Origins



The surname Mattison was first found in Durham 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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Mattison Spelling Variations


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Mattison Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Mattison are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Mattison include: Madison, Maddison, Maddeson and others.

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Mattison Early History


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Mattison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattison research. Another 318 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mattison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mattison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mattison Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mattison Notables 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 tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Mattison or a variant listed above:

Mattison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anders Mattison, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1892
  • J. B. Mattison, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Hanna Mattison, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Amy Mattison, aged 33, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Mattison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie M. Mattison, aged 35, who landed in America from County Waterford, Irelandin 1905
  • Elizabeth Jane Mattison, aged 32, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Frederick Mattison, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Jansen B. Mattison, aged 64, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Augusta A. Mattison, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mattison Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • F. Gertrude Mattison, aged 38, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattison (post 1700)



  • William P. Mattison (b. 1828), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Shaftsbury, 1872; Member of Vermont State Senate from Bennington County, 1888
  • M. Eugene Mattison, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936 (alternate), 1940
  • Norman L. Mattison (b. 1851), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Glastenbury, 1882, 1888, 1894, 1902, 1910
  • John B. Mattison, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1841-42
  • John Mattison, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Madison County, 1814-15
  • James R. Mattison, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 5th District, 1972
  • Gordon H. Mattison, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Naples, 1938
  • Eugene L. Mattison (1927-1983), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1970, 1972, 1974
  • Dorothy Mattison, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1980
  • Charles H. Mattison, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1878
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Vae timido
Motto Translation: Woe to the timid.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Mattison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mattison 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.

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