Particularly identified with Wales, ‘Matthews’ nevertheless resonates throughout the historical records of a number of other nations.
While some of the name have achieved high honours and distinction through endeavours and pursuits ranging from the law and the sciences to acting and business, one bearer of the name, as we record, laid claim to a decidedly deadly invention.
Less deadly, Drummond Hoyle Matthews, born in 1931, was the British marine geologist and geophysicist who pioneered the theory of plate tectonics, involving variations in the properties of rocks forming on the ocean floor.
In the highly competitive world of business, Sir Terence Matthews is the Welsh-Canadian hi-tech entrepreneur and business magnate recognised as Wales’s first billionaire; his many business interests include the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, near the South Wales Coast, host of golf’s Ryder Cup in 2012.
The colourful and inspiring tale of bearers of the Matthews name is presented here.