The name Mattner 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 Mattner family
The surname Mattner 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 Mattner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattner 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 Mattner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mattner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Matt, Matte, Mattlin, Matter, Mattler, Mattner, Mattmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Mattner family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Mattner 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 Mattner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mattner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mattner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- J. Gottlieb Mattner, aged 49, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Mattner (post 1700)
- Edward William "Ted" Mattner (1893-1977), Australian politician, President of the Australian Senate (1951-1953)
- Martin Mattner (b. 1982), Australian rules football player
- Lutz Mattner, Professor at the University of Leeds, England
Historic Events for the Mattner family
- Enno Mattner (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details