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Matthew History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish , Welsh


The surname Matthew comes ultimately from the Hebrew personal name Mattathaigh, meaning gift of Jehovah, and Latinized as Matthaeus and Mathaeus. As a personal name, and later as a surname, versions of Matthew became common throughout Europe.


Early Origins of the Matthew family


The surname Matthew was first found in 1086 in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where the name was listed as Mathiu and Matheus. They family came to England and then to migrated to Scotland, following the invasion of William the Conqueror in 1066.

Early History of the Matthew family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matthew research.
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1229, 1242, 1614, 1661, 1721, 1546, 1628, 1577, 1655, 1790, 1856, 1863, 1941, 1824, 1889 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Matthew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Matthew Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Matthew, Mathew, Mathow, Matthews, Matthewson and many more.

Early Notables of the Matthew family (pre 1700)


Notable among 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...
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Migration of the Matthew family to Ireland


Some of the Matthew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Matthew family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matthew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Matthew, who arrived in Maryland in 1637 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Matthew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dietrick Matthew, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Matthew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Matthew, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Matthew, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Catherine Matthew, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Matthew Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Matthew, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Morrice Matthew, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Matthew Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Matthew, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick between 1749 and 1800
  • George Matthew, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1813
  • Thomas Matthew, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834

Matthew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Matthew, a coach-maker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Selina Matthew, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Rajah" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Rajah.htm
  • Serina Matthew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Rajah.htm
  • Richard Matthew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  • Benjamin Matthew, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Matthew Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Matthew, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Hannah Matthew a servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eagle" in 1854
  • Mrs. S. L. Matthew, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th March 1858 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. William Matthew, (b. 1833), aged 25, Scottish agricultural labourer from Forfarshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Alexander Matthew, aged 24, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Matthew (post 1700)


  • Arthur William Matthew, American actor, co-star of television's "The Honeymooners" in 1955-1956
  • Catr Iona Matthew MBE (b. 1969), Scottish LPGA professional golfer
  • Sir Robert Hogg Matthew OBE, FRIBA (1906-1975), Scottish architect
  • Brian Matthew (1928-2017), English broadcaster who worked for the BBC for 63 years (1954-2017)
  • Sir Tobie Matthew (1577-1655), English MP, courtier, diplomat and writer
  • Tobias Matthew (1546-1628), Archbishop of York, statesman and writer
  • Gordon Matthew Sumner CBE (b. 1951), English Rock musician, known by the nickname "Sting", recipient of sixteen Grammy Awards, and an Oscar nomination for best song
  • Mr. James Matthew Hanson M.B.E.,, British recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to national security [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • Mr. Michael Matthew Keating C.M.G., (b. 1959), born in Kampala, Uganda, British Executive Director of the European Institute for Peace, was appointed Knight Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George on 29th December 2018 for services to international diplomacy, conflict prevention and human rights [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • Thomas Matthew Ray (1801-1881), Irish Secretary of the Loyal National Repeal Association, son of Matthew Ray of Dublin

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Rajah.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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