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Maddison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The earliest origins of the name Maddison date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the baptismal name Matilda, a popular woman's name in the 11th century.

Early Origins of the Maddison family


The surname Maddison was first found in Durham 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 Maddison family


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Maddison Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Maddison include Madison, Maddison, Maddeson and others.

Early Notables of the Maddison family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Maddison family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Maddison or a variant listed above:

Maddison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and Mary Maddison, who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Captain Maddison, who settled in Virginia in 1626
  • Rich Maddison, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Maddison, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Maddison, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maddison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Maddison, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm

Maddison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Maddison, aged 19, a carpenter, who arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Alice Maddison, aged 21, who arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Alice Maddison, aged 18, a nurse, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Maddison (post 1700)


  • James Daniel Maddison (b. 1996), English professional footballer
  • George Maddison (1902-1959), English footballer who played from 1922 to 1938
  • Frederick Brunning Maddison (1849-1907), English footballer who played for England as a midfielder in the first international match against Scotland
  • Francis Romeril Maddison (1927-2006), English historian, Curator of the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, England
  • John Arden Brown Maddison (1900-1987), English footballer who played from 1923 to 1937
  • George Maddison (1930-1987), English footballer who played from 1948 to 1953
  • Peter Maddison (b. 1954), Australian architect
  • Sarah Maddison, Australian author
  • Robert William 'Robbie' Maddison (b. 1981), Australian motorbike stunt rider
  • Ken Maddison (b. 1946), Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1960s and 1970s
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Maddison 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: Vae timido
Motto Translation: Woe to the timid.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm

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