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Mathers Early Origins



The surname Mathers 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.

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Mathers Spelling Variations


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Mathers Spelling Variations



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

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Mathers Early History


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Mathers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mathers research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1666, 1596, 1669, 1631, 1697, 1639, 1723, 1663, 1728 and are included under the topic Early Mathers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mathers Early Notables (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...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mathers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathers In Ireland


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Mathers In Ireland



Some of the Mathers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mathers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margarett Mathers, who arrived in Virginia in 1658

Mathers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Mathers, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • David Mathers, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Francis Mathers, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Hugh, John, Laurence, Mathew, Thomas, and William Mathers all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Mathers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Mathers, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834

Mathers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Mathers, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Ann Mathers, aged 29, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Mathers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Mathers, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathers (post 1700)



  • James Mathers (b. 1811), first Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate
  • Gerald Patrick "Jerry" Mathers (b. 1948), American television, film, and stage actor best known for his role in the television sitcom series Leave It to Beaver
  • Thomas P. Mathers, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Gloucester County, 1876-78
  • Sharon Mathers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1972
  • Max Mathers, American Republican politician, Chair of Monongalia County Republican Party, 1917
  • Louis Mathers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1956
  • Jim Mathers, American Republican politician, Chair of Orange County Republican Party, 2011
  • James Mathers, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 8th District, 1841-43
  • Hugh T. Mathers, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1924
  • George B. Mathers, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 18th District, 1871-73
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mathers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mathers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 14:24.

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