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