Mattlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Mattlin 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.

Early Origins of the Mattlin family

The surname Mattlin 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.

Early History of the Mattlin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattlin research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1504, 1558, 1681, 1710, 1727, 1761, 1764, 1809, 1811, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Mattlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mattlin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Matt, Matte, Mattlin, Matter, Mattler, Mattner, Mattmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Mattlin family (pre 1700)

Notable figures of the time with the name Mattlin 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 first German imitation of "The Spectator."...
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Migration of the Mattlin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Michael Mattess, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1738; Johan Filp Mattes, who was among the Palatines, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1764 aboard the King of Prussia, Christopher Gotlip Matter, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1729.



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