Heraldic trace of family: Matthesius
Ancient and noble German family from Nuremberg, of clear and ancestral virtue, known as Matthes, Matthesius or Matthews, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. According to what has been handed down, this family, as a reward for valuable services rendered to Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, was admitted to the "Briefadel" (lit. "letter of nobility"), the so-called new nobility as opposed to "Uradel", a term coined only in modern times, in reference to noble families whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to before the Middle Ages. Moreover, this House, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the... To be continued
prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Heinrich, landowner in Bavaria, flourishing in 1509; Karl, jurist, flourishing in Nuremberg in 1515; Friedrich, captain of arms, flourishing in Nuremberg in 1536; George, landowner in Bavaria, flourishing in 1561; Joseph, jurist, flourishing in Bavaria, in 1574; Hans Ludwig, doctor of law, flourishing in Nuremberg in 1609; Thomas, landowner in Bavaria, flourishing in 1633; Barth, militiaman by profession, flourishing in Bavaria, in 1658; Heinrich, military doctor, flourishing in Nuremberg, in 1689: Karl, knight under the banners of Charles VI; Wolfgang, jurist and councillor in Nuremberg, flourishing in the eighteenth century. Other branch. Noble English family, originally known as Matthews, whose members got the title of Baronet on June 15, 1662. The house has spread to Germany and Italy. In the Italic peninsula was admitted to the nobility of Fiesole, in the person of captain Giacomo Roberto, with decree of July 17, 1840. Family names so old, without any doubt, honour not only the families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious persons.