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Origin Displayed: Welsh
Origins Available: English, Welsh
Spelling variations include: Mathews, Mathew, Matthew, Matthews, Mathewes and others.
First found in Glamorganshire where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John Mathew settled in Virginia in 1639; Robert Mathew in Virginia in 1651; Rowland and Samuel Mathew in Virginia in 1635; Anne, David, Henry, Robert and Thomas Mathewes settled in the Barbados in 1654.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name mathews
The Mat(t)hews Family by John R. Boots, A Matthews (also Mathews) Trail from Wales to West Virginia by Nelson Elbert Matthews, Mathews Family History by Nathan Mathews.
Some noteworthy people of the name mathews
Eddie mathews (1931-) American baseball player
Charles mathews (1776-1835) English comedian
Charles James mathews (1803-1878) English comedian
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