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Origin and popularity of the name MATTHEWS

Origin

Matthews : 1: English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew. In North America this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews.2: Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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