Show ContentsMatherne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Matherne family

The surname Matherne 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 Matherne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matherne 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 Matherne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Matherne Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Matherne 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...
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Matherne Ranking

In the United States, the name Matherne is the 5,613rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Matherne family to Ireland

Some of the Matherne 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.

United States Matherne migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matherne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Leon Matherne, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Guy Matherne, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Matherne (post 1700) +

  • C. J. Matherne, American trainer of Crimson Ruler in the 1974 Kentucky Derby
  • Wayne Jude Matherne (b. 1949), American retired Canadian football player for the BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos (1971-1976); he won the Grey Cup with Edmonton in 1975
  • Beverly Matherne (b. 1946), American writer and poet

The Matherne 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.

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