Matchum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Matchum is generally thought to be a local surname, derived from the place name Mitcham, County Surrey (today in the London Borough of Merton, London).

Early Origins of the Matchum family

The surname Matchum was first found in Surrey at Mitcham, a parish in the union of Croydon, Second division of the hundred of Wallington. "This parish, which is situated on the road to Reigate, is divided into Upper Mitcham, formerly called Whitford or Waterford, and Lower Mitcham, anciently Michelham, or "the great dwelling," a name probably derived from the district having been at an early period the residence of persons of distinction." [1]

Important Dates for the Matchum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matchum research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1273 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Matchum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Matchum Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mitcham, Mitchum, Micham, Michum, Mitchem, Mitchim and many more.

Early Notables of the Matchum family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Matchum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Matchum family to Ireland

Some of the Matchum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 66 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 Matchum family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Mecham, who came to Barbados or St. Christopher in 1635; William Mitcham, who arrived in Virginia in 1770; Christopher Mitcham, who arrived in Maryland in 1775.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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