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The surname Mathieson 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.

Mathieson Early Origins



The surname Mathieson 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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Mathieson Spelling Variations


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Mathieson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Mathieson are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Mathieson include Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews 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 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 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)



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 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 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Mathieson, or a variant listed above:

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
  • George Mathieson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Jane Mathieson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • 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
  • John Mathieson B.S. C. (b. 1958), English two-time Academy Award nominated, BAFTA Award and Satellite Award winning cinematographer, best known for his work on Gladiator (2000) X-Men: First Class (2011) Hannibal (2001)
  • Thomas Alastair Sutherland Ogilvy "Taso" Mathieson (1908-1991), Scottish racing driver who raced between 1930 and 1955
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Allan Mathieson (b. 1897), Irish footballer
  • James John "Jim" Mathieson (b. 1970), retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  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

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  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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