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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.

Maddison Early Origins



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.

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Maddison Spelling Variations


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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.

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Maddison Early History


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Maddison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maddison research. Another 318 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maddison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maddison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maddison Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Maddison 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



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
  • John and Mary Maddison settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Captain Maddison, who settled in Virginia in 1626
  • Captain Maddison settled in Virginia in 1626
  • Richard Maddison, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848

Maddison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddison (post 1700)



  • George Maddison (1930-1987), English footballer
  • Paul A. Maddison, Vice Admiral, is the Chief of the Maritime Staff, the head of the Canadian Navy
  • Lee Robert Maddison (b. 1972), British former professional association footballer
  • Ada Isabel Maddison (1869-1950), British mathematician
  • Peter Maddison (b. 1954), Australian born Architect
  • John Maddison, Australian Lawyer

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Motto


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Maddison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maddison 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 21 October 2013 at 15:22.

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