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Multiple Origins for the Surname Mathieson


Scottish


The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name Mathieson comes from the son of Matthew. In Gaelic, the name was spelled M'Mhathain or Mathanach. The latter names in Gaelic were probably derived from Mac Mhathghamhuin which means son of the bear. Indeed, early references of the name have reference to the Scottish bear.

Mathieson Early Origins



The surname Mathieson was first found in the Scottish Highlands were they could be found in Lochalsh, Lochcarron and Kintail. They are said to descend from Gilleoin of the ancient and royal house of Lorne. They gave their allegiance to the Clan MacDonald, the Lord of the Isles. Kenneth MacMathan (Cormac Mac Mathian) was the constable of Eilean Donan castle and is recorded in most accounts of the invasion of King Haakon IV of Norway against Scotland in the 13th century. One accounts suggests that McMathan and his clansmen fought under the Earl of Ross, defeating Haaken at Largs in 1263. There is a record of Kermac Macmaghan in Inverness, receiving 20 cows from the Earl of Ross in 1264.

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Mathieson Spelling Variations


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Mathieson Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Mathieson has been spelled Mathieson, MacMaghan, MacMathan MacMaken, Mathie, Mann and many more.

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Mathieson Early History


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Mathieson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mathieson research. Another 835 words (60 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1400, 1411, 1427, 1498, 1514, 1427, 1600, 1539, 1570, 1631, 1688, 1715, 1719, 1820, 1851, 1683, 1796, 1878, 1851 and 1963 are included under the topic Early Mathieson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathieson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mathieson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Margaret Matson, one of two women tried in Philadelphia for witchcraft in 1683; Sir James Nicolas Sutherland Matheson (1796-1878), born in Shiness, Lairg, who made a great fortune in the opium trade, and was created the 1st Baronet of Lewis in 1851. His...

Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mathieson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathieson In Ireland


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Mathieson In Ireland



Some of the Mathieson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 49 words (4 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



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Mathieson family emigrate to North America:

Mathieson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kenneth Mathieson, who settled in Barbados in 1745
  • Chr Mathieson, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Jannet Mathieson, aged 11, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774
  • Robert Mathieson, aged 23, landed in New York in 1775
  • Eustian Mathieson, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1775

Mathieson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rachel Rebecca Mathieson, who arrived in Virginia in 1814
  • Alexander Mathieson, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1834

Mathieson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Mathieson, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • James Mathieson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • George Mathieson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • Jane Mathieson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • Wilhelmina Mathieson, aged 28, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"

Mathieson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • K. Mathieson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clydeside" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathieson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathieson (post 1700)



  • Amy "Violet" Mathieson (b. 1982), English-born, American actress and dancer
  • Thomas Alastair Sutherland Ogilvy "Taso" Mathieson (1908-1991), Scottish racing driver who raced between 1930 and 1955
  • David Mathieson (b. 1978), retired Scottish professional association football goalkeeper
  • Catherine Mathieson (1818-1883), Scottish-born, New Zealand cheese and butter maker
  • Neil Mathieson (b. 1823), Scottish chemist and businessman
  • Willie Mathieson (b. 1943), Scottish former professional footballer
  • James Muir Mathieson (1911-1975), Scottish conductor and composer
  • William Mathieson (b. 1870), Scottish footballer
  • James William Mathieson (1931-2003), India-born, British sculptor, best known for his sculpture of the artist William Hogarth and his pug dog, Chiswick High Road, London
  • Jean Mathieson, Canada’s first independent, commercial, non National Film Board, woman animator, lead animator on Rocket Robin Hood (1966-1969)
  • ... (Another 8 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: Fac et Spera
Motto Translation: Do and hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm

Other References

  1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  11. ...

The Mathieson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mathieson 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.

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