Matthay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Matthay family

The surname Matthay was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Matthay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matthay research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1666, 1596, 1669, 1631, 1697, 1639, 1723, 1663, 1728 and are included under the topic Early Matthay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Matthay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mather, Maider, Maddir, Mador, Madeer, Mathers and many more.

Early Notables of the Matthay family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Richard Maddir; Richard Mather (1596-1669), a Puritan clergyman in colonial Boston, Massachusetts; and his son, Nathaniel Mather (1631-1697), and English-born Independent minister from Much Woolton, Lancashire; Increase Mather (1639-1723), a Puritan minister who was involved with the government of the Massachusetts Bay...
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Matthay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Matthay family to Ireland

Some of the Matthay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Matthay family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hugh, John, Laurence, Mathew, Thomas, William Mathers all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Joe Mather settled in Barbados in 1635; Richard Mather settled in Boston in 1635.

Contemporary Notables of the name Matthay (post 1700)

  • Tobias Matthay (1858-1945), English pianist

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