Mathie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Mathie family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the son of Matthew. In Gaelic, the name was spelled M'Mhathain or Mathanach. The latter names in Gaelic were probably derived from Mac Mhathghamhuin which means son of the bear. Indeed, early references of the name have reference to the Scottish bear.

Early Origins of the Mathie family

The surname Mathie was first found in the Scottish Highlands were they could be found in Lochalsh, Lochcarron and Kintail. They are said to descend from Gilleoin of the ancient and royal house of Lorne. They gave their allegiance to the Clan MacDonald, the Lord of the Isles. Kenneth MacMathan (Cormac Mac Mathian) was the constable of Eilean Donan castle and is recorded in most accounts of the invasion of King Haakon IV of Norway against Scotland in the 13th century. One accounts suggests that McMathan and his clansmen fought under the Earl of Ross, defeating Haaken at Largs in 1263. There is a record of Kermac Macmaghan in Inverness, receiving 20 cows from the Earl of Ross in 1264.

Important Dates for the Mathie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mathie research. Another 418 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1400, 1411, 1427, 1498, 1514, 1427, 1600, 1539, 1570, 1631, 1688, 1715, 1719, 1820, 1851, 1683, 1796, 1878, 1851 and 1963 are included under the topic Early Mathie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mathie Spelling Variations

In various documents Mathie has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Mathieson, MacMaghan, MacMathan MacMaken, Mathie, Mann and many more.

Early Notables of the Mathie family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Margaret Matson, one of two women tried in Philadelphia for witchcraft in 1683; Sir James Nicolas Sutherland Matheson (1796-1878), born in Shiness, Lairg, who made a great fortune in the opium trade, and was created the 1st Baronet of Lewis in 1851. His family proceeded to buy the former Clan territories: James Matheson...
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Migration of the Mathie family to Ireland

Some of the Mathie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Mathie migration to the United States

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mathie or a variant listed above:

Mathie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Emma Mathie, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1897
  • John Mathie, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1897
Mathie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Annie Mathie, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Shettleston, in 1903
  • Helen Mathie, aged 27, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1909
  • Andrie Lea Mathie, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Audincourt, France, in 1910
  • Alex Mathie, aged 19, who landed in America from Shettleston, Scotland, in 1911
  • Alexander Mathie, aged 20, who settled in America from Wishan, Scotland, in 1911
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Mathie migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mathie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John William Mathie, aged 34, who immigrated to Toronto, Ont., Canada, in 1916

Mathie migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mathie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alexander Mathie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "George Canning" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1857 [1]
  • Mrs. Priscilla Mathie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "George Canning" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1857 [1]
  • Miss Agnes Mathie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "George Canning" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1857 [1]
  • Miss Helen Mathie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "George Canning" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1857 [1]
  • Miss Emy Mathie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "George Canning" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1857 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathie (post 1700)

  • Ross Clarkston Mathie (b. 1946), Scottish football former player and coach
  • Alexander "Alex" Mathie (b. 1968), Scottish former footballer and manager
  • Marion Mathie (1925-2012), English actress, best known for her role on the last four series of Rumpole of the Bailey
  • Scott Mathie (b. 1983), South African rugby union player

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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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