Matthews Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Matthews Name Meaning: Derives from the given name 'Matthew',son of Matthew.

Originally Hebrew,standard english for the new testamnet,meaning 'gift of God'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Matthews Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Matthews family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 553
Female Servant 444
Independent 263
Labourer 190
Farmer 157
Male Servant 153
Shoe Maker 88
Carpenter 79
Ag Labourer 62
Dress Maker 45
Tailor 43
Weaver 37
Gardener 35
Grocer 31
Pupil 30
Mason 30
Servant 28
Independant 26
Butcher 25
Blacksmith 25
Apprentice 23
Coal Miner 23
Pauper 22
Laundress 22
Baker 21

Matthews Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Matthews 100% 181,810
2 Mathews 88% 80,894
3 Matthewes 89% 148

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