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MATTHEWS Family History
The popularity of this surname stems from the Biblical given name, Mathew/Matthew which in turn derives from the Hebrew male given name 'Mattathiah, meaning 'gift of the Lord'.
In Britain it was originally recorded, as a personal name, under the Latin version 'Matthaeus' as well as the French form 'Mathieu'. It later developed as a patronymic surname 'Mathews' or 'Matthews', meaning 'son of Mathew'.
In England, hereditary surnames such as Matthews had been established by around 1400, while in Wales fixed surnames became established far later, between the 16th and 19th centuries depending on where in the country the family lived.
In Britain, the surname is more prevalent in England, especially in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Cornwall, as well as in some parts of Wales, such as Monmouthshire and Flintshire, but in fewer numbers. In Scotland, the most popular version is Matheson and Mathieson, which literally mean 'son of Mathew'.
Other variations of this surname include Mattison, Mattisons and Mathison.
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