Mathieson, Matheson—These two names are the anglicised forms of the Scottish clan name Mac Mhathan. Its earlier form was Mac Mathghamhna, similar to the Irish form of M'Mahon. Some of the clan still retain a lesser anglicised form in McMathan. Matthewson is another form assumed.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
This is a story for the genuine booklover, penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St. John Featherstonehaugh.
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