When Douglas Whitmore Mattson was born on 7 January 1919, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, his father, Victor Emanuel Mattson, was 28 and his mother, Helma Adelia Johnson, was 28. He married Rita Forester on 31 July 1956, in Clark, Nevada, United States. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 13 January 1981, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.
Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Mattsson .
Americanized form of Danish and Norwegian Mattsen and Madsen , cognates of 1.
English (mainly Yorkshire and Derbyshire): variant of Matson .