Matherly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Matherly family
The surname Matherly 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 Matherly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matherly 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 Matherly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Matherly Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mather, Maider, Maddir, Mador, Madeer, Mathers and many more.
Early Notables of the Matherly 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 Matherly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the United States, the name Matherly is the 6,746th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Matherly family to Ireland
Some of the Matherly 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 Matherly 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 Matherly (post 1700) +
- Walter Jeffries Matherly, Dean of the business college of the University of Florida (1926 to 1954), eponym of Matherly Hall
- R. Hollis Matherly, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952, 1960 (alternate) 
- Page A. Matherly, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996 
- J. L. Matherly, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952 
- Harve G. Matherly, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944 
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The Matherly 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.