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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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