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Where did the English Madeline family come from? What is the English Madeline family crest and coat of arms? When did the Madeline family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Madeline family history?The distinguished surname Madeline is derived from the Hebrew "Magdalen," meaning "woman of Magdala." This name was also used, fairly infrequently, as a Christian name during the 13th century.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Madeline family name include Maudlin, Maudling, Madeline, Magdelin, Madolin, Magdelyn, Magdeleine and many more.
First found in Oxfordshire, where the Madeline family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Madeline was first referenced in the 13th century, when the Madeline family held estates in Oxfordshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Madeline research. Another 289 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1368 are included under the topic Early Madeline History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Madeline Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Madeline family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 168 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Madeline surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Joane Maudlin, who settled in Virginia in 1666; Strangeman Modglin, who is believed to have emigrated from Scotland to North Carolina during the mid-18th century, and John Maudlin, who arrived in Detroit in 1869..
The Madeline Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Madeline Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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