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There are a number of variations of the spelling of Matthews in the various Matthews families including
Mathews, Matthis, Matheu, Mateo and others.
The name Matthews appears to have originated in Wales and means son of Matthew. The first record of this name
was in Glamorganshire in Wales.
Most of the Matthews settlers in the United States came from England or Wales. The earliest documented Matthews
is Hugh Matthews who was born about 1620 in Lancaster, England. Our line of
descendants from Hugh Matthews may be seen here.
Our closest Matthews relative is Elizabeth P Matthews who married
Elisha Ausborn Robertson.
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