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The name Mattle stems from two sources which were continually mixed up throughout the Middle Ages, so they can no longer be differentiated: one was Matthaeus the Evangelist, who was patron saint of tax collectors, and the other was Mattias ( Hebrew for "gift of the gods"), who was one of the twelve Apostles.
The surname Mattle was first found in Prussia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in local social and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattle research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1504, 1558, 1681, 1710, 1727, 1761, 1764, 1809, 1811, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Mattle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent bearers of the family name Mattle during this time period were Johannes Mathesius (1504-65), who was a friend and disciple of Martin Luther. He is the author of the first biography of Luther, and himself wrote hymns and sermons. Johann Mattheson (1681-1764) was a musician and translator and produced the...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mattle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mattle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Mattle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mattle 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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