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The Welsh surname Maddock is derived from the early Welsh personal name Mado c. This was also written as Madawc and Madog, from the Old Welsh name Matoc, which had the literal meaning of goodly.

Maddock Early Origins



The surname Maddock was first found in Herefordshire, 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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Maddock Spelling Variations


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Maddock Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Maddock name over the years has been spelled Maddox, Maddix, Maddick, Mattick, Matticks, Mattix, Maddock, Maddockes, Maddocks, Madocks, Madox, Madoch, Mattock and many more.

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Maddock Early History


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Maddock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maddock research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1697, 1759 and 1736 are included under the topic Early Maddock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maddock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maddock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maddock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maddock In Ireland


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Maddock In Ireland



Some of the Maddock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Maddock:

Maddock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Maddock settled in New Jersey in 1654
  • Cornelius Maddock, who landed in Maryland in 1680
  • Henry Maddock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Henry Maddock settled in Delaware in 1682
  • John Maddock settled in Philadelphia in 1686

Maddock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Maddock, who landed in New York in 1797

Maddock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Maddock, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • Edward Maddock, who arrived in New York in 1825
  • Lawrence Maddock, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1842
  • Mark Maddock, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1854
  • John Maddock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Maddock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arabella Maddock, aged 60, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Alice Maddock, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Down, in 1905
  • Edward Maddock, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Down, in 1905
  • Eliza Maddock, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1906
  • Chas. Maddock, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maddock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Maddock, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • William Maddock, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Richard Maddock, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

Maddock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Maddock, aged 22, a dairymaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Winifred Maddock, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddock (post 1700)



  • James Andrew "Mad Dog" Maddock (1934-2011), American football player
  • Joseph Herbert "Joe" Maddock (1877-1943), American college football player and coach
  • Meggie Maddock, American actress, known for her work on Fire Ripples (2014), The Pinkertons and the Carbon Arc Contrivance (2011) and Butcher (2014)
  • Brent Maddock, American writer, known for Tremors (1990), Wild Wild West (1999) and Heart and Souls (1993)
  • Walter Jeremiah Maddock (1880-1951), American politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
  • Joseph Herbert Maddock (1877-1943), American college football player and coach
  • Beatrice Louise "Bea" Maddock OA (1934-2016), Australian artist
  • Henry Maddock (d. 1824), English barrister and legal author
  • John "Jack" Maddock (1896-1972), English footballer
  • Owen Richard Maddock (1925-2000), British engineer and racing car designer, chief designer for the Cooper Car Company between 1950 and 1963
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
    4. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    5. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Maddock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maddock 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 2 May 2016 at 14:49.

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