What does the name Matthews mean?
The origin of the Matthews surname is thought to be England, where it is popular throughout the country and has spread throughout Britain. Matthews is a patronymic surname, given to those who are the son or descendant of someone named Matthew, a popular name throughout history across England.
The earliest occurrence of the Matthews surname in our family history documents is from 1529, and we currently have 1,470,949 records where Matthews appears.
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Typical jobs for Matthewses
Hard-working people, the Matthewses. 1884 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Matthewses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Matthews in London.
Matthewses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Matthewses were angels, apparently. We found 2181 in criminal records.
Matthewses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 2893 Matthewses served in the First World War.