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The name ‘Mathews’ originates from England and Scotland. It is derived from the medieval given name of ‘Mathew’, of biblical orifin, ultimately from the Hebrew male given name of ‘Matityahu’ meaning ‘Gift of God’, recorded in the Greek New Testament in the form of ‘Matth(a)ias’, Taken into Latin as both ‘Matthias’ and ‘Matthaeus’, the fprmer being used for the apostle and the latter from the avangelist. However the distinction was not consistently made, and in most languages the twp forms have completely fallen together again. Variants: ‘Matthew’, ‘Ma(t)thias’, ( found chiefly in Wales). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the name ‘Mathews’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Willelmus Matheu’, from England, is recorded in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Mathews’, aged 26, a weaver by trade, from Wells, England, emigrated to North America in 1775. He sailed from the Port of Bristol aboard the… Coat of arms: Sable a lion rampant and in chief two portculli…
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