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Early Origins of the Maturin family

The surname Maturin was first found in the Rhine Valley, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with domains, estates and manors. The family were well established in the region of Strasburg north to the coast and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community and their religious activities. They and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Gabriel Maturin was a pastor in France of Mont Auriol in Guienne who spent 16 years in the Bastile before escaping to England, and thence to Ireland. His son Peter became Dean of Killala, his grandson became Dean of St.Patrick's Dublin.

Early History of the Maturin family

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Maturin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maturin, Maturing, Matturin and others.

Early Notables of the Maturin family (pre 1700)

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United States Maturin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maturin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Prue Maturin, who arrived in Virginia in 1699 [1]
Maturin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Maturin, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Martin Maturin, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Maturin (post 1700) +

  • Basil William Maturin (1847-1915), Irish preacher
  • Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824), Irish clergyman, and 19th century playwright
  • Sir Henry Maturin Farrington (1778-1834), 3rd Baronet, English peer
  • Maturin Murray Ballou (1820-1895), American writer and publisher, co-founder of Gleason's Pictorial, was the first editor of the Boston Daily Globe
  • Maturin L. Fisher (1807-1879), American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Worcester, Massachusetts, 1839-49; Member of Iowa State Senate, 1854-55; Iowa Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1857-58 [2]

RMS Lusitania
  • Father Basil William Maturin, English 1st Class Passenger from Holywell Oxford, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania (1915) and died in the sinking and was recovered [3]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from
  3. Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook