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Mattison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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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.

Early Origins of the Mattison family


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.

Early History of the Mattison family


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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.

Early Notables of the Mattison family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mattison family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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

Contemporary Notables of the name Mattison (post 1700)


  • Landy Mattison (b. 1983), American soccer defender
  • Jenna Mattison (b. 1976), American actress, screenwriter and producer
  • Harry Mattison (b. 1948), American photographer
  • Greg Mattison (b. 1949), American football defensive coordinator for the University of Michigan football team
  • Donald Mattison (1905-1975), American painter
  • Bryan Mattison (b. 1984), American NFL football guard for the St. Louis Rams
  • Andrew Mattison (1948-2005), American medical psychologist and researcher
  • Eugene L. Mattison (1927-1983), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1970, 1972, 1974 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dorothy Mattison, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1980 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles H. Mattison, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1878 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Mattison 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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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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