1746–17 July 1750 (Age 4) Oystermouth, Glamorgan, Wales
The Life of John
When John MATTHEW was born in 1746, in Oystermouth, Glamorgan, Wales, his father, John Matthew, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Davler, was 26. He died on 17 July 1750, in his hometown, at the age of 4.
1 English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Ma(t)thew, vernacular form of the Greek New Testament name Matthias, Matthaios, which is ultimately from the Hebrew personal name Matityahu ‘gift of God’. This was taken into Latin as Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus respectively, the former being used for the twelfth apostle (who replaced Judas Iscariot) and the latter for the author of the first Gospel. In many European languages this distinction is reflected in different surname forms. The commonest vernacular forms of the personal name, including English Matthew, Old French Matheu, Spanish Mateo, Italian Matteo, Portuguese Mateus, Catalan and Occitan Mateu are generally derived from the form Matthaeus. The American surname Matthew has also absorbed European cognates from other languages, including Greek Mathias and Mattheos. Compare Mathew , Mathai .2 It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.