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The surname Mathison 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.

Mathison Early Origins



The surname Mathison 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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Mathison Spelling Variations


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Mathison 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 Mathison include Matthew, Matthews, Matthewson, Matheson, Mathew, Mathews and many more.

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Mathison Early History


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Mathison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mathison 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 Mathison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mathison 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 Mathison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mathison In Ireland


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Mathison In Ireland



Some of the Mathison 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 Mathisons to arrive on North American shores:

Mathison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Mathison, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Jannet Mathison, aged 11, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774-1775

Mathison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Mathison, who arrived in Mississippi in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mathison (post 1700)



  • Melissa Marie Mathison (1950-2015), American Academy Award nominated film and television screenwriter, best known for her work on The Black Stallion (1979) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • James "Jimmy" Michael Ignatius Mathison (1878-1911), American professional baseball player
  • Volney G. Mathison, American chiropractor, writer, and inventor of the E-meter
  • Bruce Martin Mathison (b. 1959), former American football quarterback
  • Lisa Mathison (b. 1985), Australian professional cyclist from Brisbane
  • John Mathison (1901-1982), New Zealand politician
  • Captain Gordon Clunes Mackay Mathison (1883-1915), Australian physician, medical researcher, and soldier
  • James Mathison (b. 1978), Australian television presenter
  • Cameron Arthur Mathison (b. 1969), Canadian actor and television host

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mathison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mathison 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 5 November 2015 at 09:42.

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