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Early Origins of the Maddinglay family

The surname Maddinglay was first found in Hampshire on the south coast of England at Mattingley, a chapelry, in the parish of Heckfield, union of Hartley-Wintney, hundred of Holdshott. [1] The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Matingelege. [2]

Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Heckfield, and the village of Mattingley, Hugh de Port and Alfsi son of Brictsi, held from the King, Norman nobles. Literally the place name means "woodland clearing of the family or followers of a man called Matta," from the Old English personal name + "-inga" + "leah." [3]

One of the first records of the name was Stephen de Madingel', de Matingel' in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1206 in Surrey and Hampshire. Later Peter Mattingeley was listed in 1249 in Hampshire. [4]

Early History of the Maddinglay family

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Maddinglay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mattingly, Mattingley, Maddingly, Madingly, Matingly and many more.

Early Notables of the Maddinglay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Maddinglay family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Mattingly, who arrived in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867; Thomas Mattingly, who settled in Maryland in 1665; Judeth Mattingly, who came to Maryland in 1665.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook