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The nationality of Matthews is often very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Matthews may be difficult to determine as result of whether the family name came about organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of names that are based on a profession, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

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The meaning of Matthews come may come from a craft, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these profession-based family names can be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is important to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many modern names like Matthews originate from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Often these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "Lamb of God".

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Surnames like Matthews change in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family unions, and countries over the years. In early history when few people could write, names such as Matthews were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Matthews. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Matthews name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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