Mathews Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mathews Family History

If you are conducting some Mathews family history research then you can view the Mathews coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Mathews surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Mathews in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers from England in the seventeenth century. Families with this name settled mostly in Counties Antrim, Dublin and Tipperary where the majority of descendants can still be found today.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Mathews Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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