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The surname Mattson is a patronymic name derived from the well known first name Matthew. This name is ultimately derived from the Hebrew personal name "Mattathaigh," meaning "gift of Jehovah;" it was Latinized as Matthaeus and Mathaeus. It was introduced to England by the Normans, and quickly became quite a popular name.

Mattson Early Origins



The surname Mattson was first found in the Domesday Book in 1086, listed as Mathiu and Matheus. They family came to England following the invasion of William the Conquerer in 1066.

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Mattson Spelling Variations


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Mattson Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mattson include Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.

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Mattson Early History


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Mattson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattson research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1273, 1273, 1395, 1546, 1628, 1577, 1655, 1790, 1856, 1863, 1941, 1824, 1889, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Mattson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mattson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mattson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Tobias Matthew (1546-1628), Archbishop of York, statesman and writer; Sir Tobie Matthew (1577-1655), English MP, courtier, diplomat and writer; Father Theobald Mathew (1790-1856), who campaigned in Ireland...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mattson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mattson In Ireland


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Mattson In Ireland



Some of the Mattson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mattsons to arrive on North American shores:

Mattson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nils Mattson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627
  • Brita Mattson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641
  • Hendrick Mattson, who landed in Delaware in 1641
  • Andrew Mattson, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Anderous Mattson, aged 18, arrived in Barbados in 1683
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mattson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amid Mattson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Robert Mattson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Orlof O Mattson, who arrived in California in 1875

Mattson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. Mattson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattson (post 1700)



  • Jacqueline "Jackie" Mattson (1928-2016), American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player who played from 1950 to 1951
  • Wendy Mattson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Robert E. Mattson, American politician, Representative from Delaware at-large, 1996; Natural Law Candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 2000, 2002
  • Theodore Richard Mattson, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 31st District, 1960; Mayor of Ishpeming, Michigan, 1967
  • Leroy Mattson, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Gogebic County, 1942
  • Ivan Mattson, American politician, Mayor of Kearney, Nebraska, 1940
  • Hans Mattson, American politician, Secretary of State of Minnesota, 1870-72, 1887-91
  • H. M. Mattson, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 18th District, 1872
  • G. H. Mattson, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 63rd District, 1909-10
  • Edna O'Neill Mattson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Rhode Island, 2004-08
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Mattson Historic Events


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Mattson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Ida Mattson (b. 2014), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors,, Finland who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Master Sulo Mattson (b. 2014), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors,, Finland who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Mattson


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Suggested Readings for the name Mattson



  • Genealogy of the Mattson Family by George P. Walmsley.
  • Our Family Chronicle by Charyl Mattson.

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Mattson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mattson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mattson 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 March 2016 at 10:22.

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