Early Origins of the Matherlay family
The surname Matherlay 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.
Early History of the Matherlay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matherlay research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1666, 1596, 1669, 1631, 1697, 1639, 1723, 1663, 1728 and are included under the topic Early Matherlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Matherlay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mather, Maider, Maddir, Mador, Madeer, Mathers and many more.
Early Notables of the Matherlay 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 Matherlay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Matherlay family to Ireland
Some of the Matherlay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 134 words (10 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 Matherlay family to the New World and Oceana
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.
The Matherlay Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortiter et celeriter
Motto Translation: Boldly and quickly.