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The Welsh surname Maddox 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.

Maddox Early Origins



The surname Maddox 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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Maddox Spelling Variations


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Maddox Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Maddox have included Maddox, Maddix, Maddick, Mattick, Matticks, Mattix, Maddock, Maddockes, Maddocks, Madocks, Madox, Madoch, Mattock and many more.

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Maddox Early History


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Maddox Early History



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

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Maddox Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maddox Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Maddox In Ireland


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Maddox In Ireland



Some of the Maddox 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 joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Maddox:

Maddox Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Maddox settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Jo Maddox, aged 43, landed in America in 1634
  • John Maddox settled in Boston in 1635
  • Alexander Maddox, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Alexander Maddox settled in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maddox Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J A Maddox, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J F Maddox, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E Maddox, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • M Maddox, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

Maddox Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Maddox, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Maddox Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Maddox, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Thomas Maddox, aged 29, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Ann Maddox, aged 22, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Thomas Maddox arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Michael Maddox, aged 26, a wagon maker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddox (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maddox (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Louis Wilson Maddox (1891-1956), American Chief Finance Officer US Army Forces Far East (1943-1945)
  • Major-General Halley Grey Maddox (1899-1977), American Deputy Commanding General US Forces Army Europe (1956-1957)
  • William A. T. Maddox (1814-1889), American marine, eponym of USS Maddox (DD-168), USS Maddox (DD-622) and the USS Maddox (DD-731)
  • Thomas "Tommy" Alfred Maddox Maddox (b. 1971), American NFL football quarterback
  • Tom Maddox, American science fiction writer
  • Scott Maddox (b. 1968), American politician, mayor of Tallahassee, Florida
  • Theodore D. "Tito" Maddox (b. 1981), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Rose Maddox (1925-1998), born Roselea A. Brogdon, American Grammy Award nominated country singer
  • Robert Maddox (1870-1965), American politician, 41st Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nick Maddox (1886-1954), American Major League Baseball player
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Maddox


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Suggested Readings for the name Maddox



  • My Family by Edward Barrett Stanford.
  • Maddox Family of Virginia & Kentucky by Clyde Goddard.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. 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. 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.
  4. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Maddox Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maddox 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 23 June 2016 at 10:57.

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