When Johannes Matti was christened on 12 June 1757, in Oberwil im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Matti, was 19 and his mother, Anna Anneller, was 22. He married Susanna Oberstäg in 1782, in Oberwil im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 7 May 1828, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oberwil im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland.
Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Matthaeus (see Matthew ).
Assyrian/Chaldean: from a Syriac equivalent of the personal name Matthew .
American shortened form of Finnish Mattila or some other surname based on the personal name Matti, a Finnish form of Matthew .