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Madder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Madder family


The surname Madder was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Madder family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Madder research.
Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1666, 1596, 1669, 1631, 1697, 1639, 1723, 1663, 1728 and are included under the topic Early Madder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Madder Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mather, Maider, Maddir, Mador, Madeer, Mathers and many more.

Early Notables of the Madder family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Richard Maddir; Richard Mather (1596-1669), a Puritan clergyman in colonial Boston, Massachusetts; and his son, Nathaniel Mather (1631-1697), and English-born Independent minister from Much Woolton, Lancashire; Increase Mather (1639-1723), a Puritan minister who was involved with the government of the Massachusetts Bay...
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Migration of the Madder family to Ireland


Some of the Madder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Madder family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Madder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Madder, aged 26, a bricklayer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • Lucy Madder, aged 26, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • Hannah Madder, aged 4, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • Hephezebah Madder, aged 1, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Madder (post 1700)


  • Leo Madder (b. 1946), Belgian television actor

The Madder Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortiter et celeriter
Motto Translation: Boldly and quickly.


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