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The surname Maddigan originally appeared in Gaelic as "Mac an Mhadaidh," which is probably derived from the word "madadh," which means dog.

Maddigan Early Origins



The surname Maddigan was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Maddigan Spelling Variations


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Maddigan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacAvaddy, Madden, O'Madden, Madigan, Macavadan and others.

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Maddigan Early History


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Maddigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maddigan research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1567, 1677, 1715, 1713 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Maddigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maddigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maddigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maddigan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maddigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Paul Maddigan, aged 26, landed in Maryland in 1813

Maddigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Maddigan, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide"

Maddigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Maddigan, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • James Maddigan, aged 28, arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddigan (post 1700)



  • Judith Marilyn Maddigan (b. 1948), née Todd, Australian politician, Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly (2003-2005), the first woman Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
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    The Maddigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maddigan 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 November 2013 at 09:19.

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