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Multiple Origins for the Surname Mathew



The surname Mathew is a patronymic name derived from the well known first name Matthew. This name is ultimately derived from the Hebrew personal name "Mattathaigh," meaning "gift of Jehovah;" it was Latinized as Matthaeus and Mathaeus. It was introduced to England by the Normans, and quickly became quite a popular name.

Mathew Early Origins



The surname Mathew was first found in the Domesday Book in 1086, listed as Mathiu and Matheus. They family came to England following the invasion of William the Conquerer in 1066.

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Mathew Spelling Variations


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Mathew Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mathew include Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.

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Mathew Early History


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Mathew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mathew research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1273, 1273, 1395, 1546, 1628, 1577, 1655, 1790, 1856, 1863, 1941, 1824, 1889, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Mathew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mathew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Tobias Matthew (1546-1628), Archbishop of York, statesman and writer; Sir Tobie Matthew (1577-1655), English MP, courtier, diplomat and writer; Father Theobald Mathew (1790-1856), who campaigned in Ireland...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mathew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathew In Ireland


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Mathew In Ireland



Some of the Mathew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 203 words (14 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mathews to arrive on North American shores:

Mathew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Mathew, aged 23, arrived in St Christopher in 1633
  • Rowland and Samuel Mathew, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Rowland Mathew, aged 27, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Samuell Mathew, aged 14, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Mathew, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mathew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Mathew, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Simon Mathew, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Andrew Mathew was banished to a plantation on Martinique in 1747 after the Scottish defeat at the Battle of Culloden Moor
  • William Mathew, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1774
  • Louis Mathew, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1793

Mathew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Mathew, who landed in New London, Conn in 1811
  • Edward Mathew, aged 42, landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Joseph Mathew, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846

Mathew Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Mathew, who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Mathew, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. George Mathew U.E. (b. 1748) born in Dundee, Scotland who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 Harbour Master in Saint John, he died in 1832, became a Freeman in 1795 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Mathew U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Mathew Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Mathew, who settled in Nova Scotia between 1799 and 1820
  • Mary Mathew, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathew (post 1700)



  • Hector Mathew, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1958, 1960
  • Theobald Mathew (1790-1856), Irish temperance reformer
  • David Mathew, Archbishop of Apenea

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Mathew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mathew 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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