Welcome to all Mathesons, Mathiesons and Mathisons (and other variants of the name).

Matheson crestThe Clan Matheson Society was founded in the mid-twentieth century to link Mathesons around the world.  This is the website of the New Zealand branch of the society, one of several branches in countries where large numbers of Highland Scots settled.

The Clan Matheson Society links clan members worldwide and provides a connection to their Highland Scottish heritage.  Members connect through their branch’s events, newsletters and websites, and gather occasionally to discover more about their clan’s origins.

If you’re interested in Matheson family history, the society is the place for you.  You can meet up with other clan members to help find out more about your Scottish origins.  The society’s genealogy team is compiling full records of branches of the extended clan family, whether by following traditional records or through analysing DNA samples to trace clan connections.

Find out how to join us here.

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Check out the Clan Matheson New Zealand Facebook group.

Check here to find out what’s changing on this site.  You can also look at ‘Recent Posts’ in the bar on the right of this page to find updates.

What’s new

Finding out the story behind Matheson Corner Road in West Otago has been a real collaborative effort.  Read about the man behind the name.

There’s an article on the site about a highland pipe band in New Zealand with particular Matheson connections.  It’s been updated with a photo from the Middlemarch Museum.

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