Origins Available: English, Scottish
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.
Early Origins of the Mathiesson family
Domesday Book in 1086, listed as Mathiu and Matheus. They family came to England following the invasion of William the Conquerer in 1066.
Early History of the Mathiesson family
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Mathiesson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mathiesson family name include Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.
Early Notables of the Mathiesson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mathiesson family to Ireland
Some of the Mathiesson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mathiesson family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Mathiesson family to immigrate North America: Francis Matthews, who settled in New Hampshire in 1639; Benjamin Mathews, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Ann Matthews, who immigrated to Barbados in 1659.
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