Matthews Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Matthews Family History

If you are conducting some Matthews family history research then you can view the Matthews 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 Matthews surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Matthews and Mathews in Ireland were brought into the country by settlers from England during the seventeenth century. Families with this name settled mostly in Counties Antrim, Dublin and Tipperary where, in modern times, the majority of descendants can still be found.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Matthews 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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