Mathews Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Mathews Name Meaning: The name is patronymic from 'Mathew'.Meaning son of 'Mathew'.

The name means 'gift of God' & is from the Hebrew personal name 'Matityahu'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Mathews Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Mathews family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 513
Female Servant 407
Independent 265
Labourer 185
Male Servant 171
Farmer 147
Shoe Maker 73
Carpenter 64
Dress Maker 40
Tailor 34
Apprentice 32
Collier 32
Blacksmith 30
Ag Labourer 29
Weaver 28
Butcher 27
Gardener 26
Milliner 26
Servant 25
Laundress 24
Pupil 23
Painter 21
Miner 21
Tin Miner 20
Publican 19

Mathews Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Matthews 88% 181,810
2 Mathews 100% 80,894
3 Mathewes 88% 156

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The surname Mathews is the 2nd most popular variant of Matthews.

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