Matthews (surname)

Matthews (surname)

This page lists notable people with the surname (that is, family name) Matthews.

For a list of notable people with the surname Matthew (without -s), see Matthew (surname).

For a list of notable people with the surname Mathews (with only one "t"), see Mathews (surname).

For a list of notable people with the forename (that is, given name) Matthew, see Matthew (name).

For the etymology of the name Matthew and for cognates (related forenames and surnames), see Matthew (name).

Matthews is a surname derived from the forename Matthew. Some notable people with this surname are listed below.



  • Al Matthews (born 1942), member of the United States Marine Corps
  • Bruce Matthews (General), the commander of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division in the Second World War
  • Francis P. Matthews (1887–1952), 49th United States Secretary of the Navy
  • H. Spencer Matthews, (1921–2002), first U.S. naval pilot to be promoted to admiral
  • Mark Matthews (1894–2005), former Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army
  • Peter Matthews (rebel) (c.1790–1838), farmer and soldier who participated in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837
  • Saul Matthews, African-American American Revolutionary War hero



  • Andrew Matthews-Owen, Welsh pianist
  • Artie Matthews (1888–1958), American ragtime composer
  • Ben Matthews, English guitarist and keyboard player with the hard rock band Thunder
  • Cerys Matthews (b. 1969), Welsh singer
  • Chauncey Matthews, American singer
  • Colin Matthews (b. 1946), English composer
  • Dave Matthews (b. 1967), South African musician
  • David Matthews (b. 1943), English composer
  • Denis Matthews (1919–1988), English pianist
  • Denise Katrina Matthews, known as Vanity (performer) (b. 1959), Canadian singer, actress, and religious leader
  • Edward Matthews, pioneering African American opera singer
  • Emma Matthews (b. 1970), Australian operatic soprano
  • Iain Matthews, English musician and songwriter
  • Jesse Matthews, (b. 1978) American hip-hop and television music producer/composer, who has had several songs on the Billboard top 100
  • Jessie Matthews, popular English actress, dancer, and singer of the 1930s
  • Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer
  • Patrick Matthews, former bassist of Australian garage rock band The Vines
  • Ron Matthews, the original drummer for legendary English heavy metal band Iron Maiden
  • Scott Matthews, English singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton
  • Wall Matthews, III, (b. 1950) American recording artist/songwriter/composer from Baltimore, MD who has recorded several, critically acclaimed solo albums and does music for a wide variety of television shows, movies, and video games
  • Wendy Matthews, Canadian adult alternative pop singer who has had won seven ARIA awards and achieved a number of hit records





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