Matthew Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Matthew 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'. A name which became popular after the time of the Crusades.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Matthew Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Matthew family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 88
Agricultural Labourer 73
Independent 61
Male Servant 40
Farmer 39
Labourer 39
Weaver 23
Carpenter 18
Shoe Maker 12
Tailor 12
Ag Labourer 11
Butcher 9
Baker 8
Blacksmith 8
Milliner 8
Coal Miner 8
Cotton Spinner 8
Publican 7
Tin Miner 7
Shop Keeper 6
Collier 6
Dress Maker 6
Mariner 6
Joiner 5
Servant 5

Matthew Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Matthew 100% 19,500
2 Mathew 86% 14,108

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The surname Matthew is the most popular version of all its varients

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