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The Welsh surname Maddocks 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.

Maddocks Early Origins



The surname Maddocks 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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Maddocks Spelling Variations


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Maddocks Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Maddocks have included Maddox, Maddix, Maddick, Mattick, Matticks, Mattix, Maddock, Maddockes, Maddocks, Madocks, Madox, Madoch, Mattock and many more.

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Maddocks Early History


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Maddocks Early History



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

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Maddocks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maddocks Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Maddocks In Ireland


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Maddocks In Ireland



Some of the Maddocks 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 Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Maddocks were found:

Maddocks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Maddocks settled in Maine in 1630
  • Margarett Maddocks, aged 21, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Stephen Maddocks, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • William Maddocks settled in Virginia in 1663

Maddocks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Maddocks, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

Maddocks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edith M. Maddocks, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Macclesfield, England, in 1904
  • Elizabeth Maddocks, aged 24, who settled in America from Carmarthen, Wales, in 1914
  • Alice Emmaline Maddocks, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Gotham, England, in 1921
  • Daniel Maddocks, aged 24, who landed in America from Gotham, England, in 1921
  • Alexander T. Maddocks, aged 18, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maddocks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Maddocks, a cabinet-maker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Maddocks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849
  • Charles Henry Maddocks, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddocks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddocks (post 1700)



  • Major-General Ray Tyson Maddocks (1895-1973), American Commanding General 3rd Armored Division (1947-1948)
  • Leonard Victor "Len" Maddocks (1926-2016), Australian cricketer and cricket administrator who played in seven Tests from 1954 to 1956
  • Captain Henry Hollingdrake Maddocks (b. 1898), English World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories
  • Peter Maddocks (b. 1928), British cartoonist
  • Sir Kenneth Maddocks (1907-2001), British colonial official, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Fiji (1958 to 1963)
  • Sir Henry Maddocks (1871-1931), British Conservative Party Member of Parliament
  • Richard Ivor Maddocks (1928-1968), Australian first-class cricketer
  • Christopher "Chris" Lloyd Maddocks (b. 1957), English Olympic race walker at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Bishop Morris Henry St John Maddocks (1928-2008), Church of England bishop

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    3. 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).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Maddocks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maddocks 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.

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