Maddux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Welsh surname Maddux is derived from the early Welsh personal name Madoc. This was also written as Madawc and Madog, from the Old Welsh name Matoc, which had the literal meaning of goodly. [1]

Early Origins of the Maddux family

The surname Maddux was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where the singular name Madoch is recorded in Gloucestershire. [2]

"Madoc an ancient Welsh personal name. One Madoch was a tenant in chief in Herefordshire at the making of Domesday. He was doubtless a Welshman by birth." [3]

Dusting off more old references, we found Oenus filius Madoc in the Pipe Rolls for Salop (Shropshire) in 1160; Maddock le Waleys in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in 1283; and William Madoc in the Hundredorum Rolls for Shropshire in 1274. In Cheshire, Robert Mattok was listed there in the Assize Rolls for 1290 and Robert Madduk and Stephen Madek was found in Colchester in 1297. [4]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: Madoc de Sotton; Tudor ab Madoc; and Maddoc le Estrange. All were from Shropshire. [5]

"Maddock and Maddocks, forms of the ancient Welsh personal name of Madoc, have characterised Wales and the English border shires for ages. Madoch was the name of a Herefordshire tenant in Domesday times, whilst Maddox is still an old Hereford name. In the reign of Edward. I. there were persons of the name of Madoc in Shropshire (H. R.), in which county the names of Maddock and Maddocks still occur. Maddock is now a frequent name in Chester and its neighbourhood, and John Maddock was mayor of Chester in 1676 (Ormerod). Maddocks was the name of a very ancient family of Llanfrynach, Brecknockshire (Jones' "Brecknockshire")." [6]

Early History of the Maddux family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maddux research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1571, 1612, 1598, 1612, 1697, 1759 and 1736 are included under the topic Early Maddux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maddux Spelling Variations

Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Maddux has seen various spelling variations: Maddox, Maddix, Maddick, Mattick, Matticks, Mattix, Maddock, Maddockes, Maddocks, Madocks, Madox, Madoch, Mattock and many more.

Early Notables of the Maddux family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maddux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maddux Ranking

In the United States, the name Maddux is the 5,304th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [7]

Ireland Migration of the Maddux family to Ireland

Some of the Maddux family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Maddux migration to the United States +

The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Maddux:

Maddux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jack Maddux, aged 41, arrived in New York City, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Alene" from Kingston, Jamaica [8]
Maddux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. L. O. Maddux, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Potsdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [9]
  • Esther Maddux, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Oceana" from Southampton, England [10]
  • Rufus Foote Maddux, aged 35, destined for Cinncinnati, OH, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Stavangerfjord" from Kristiania, Norway [11]
  • Jeanne Louise Maddux, aged 3, destined for Cinncinnati, OH, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Stavangerfjord" from Kristiania, Norway [12]
  • Elisabeth Anne Maddux, aged 1, destined for Cinncinnati, OH, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Stavangerfjord" from Kristiania, Norway [13]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maddux (post 1700) +

  • Jon Maddux (b. 1973), American singer/songwriter, entrepreneur and CEO of You Walk Away
  • Michael Ausley Maddux (b. 1961), former American Major League Baseball pitcher and the pitching coach
  • Roger Maddux (b. 1948), American mathematician
  • Jared Maddux (1911-1971), Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee from 1953 to 1959 and again from 1965 to 1967
  • Gregory Alan "Greg" Maddux (b. 1966), former Major League Baseball pitcher, the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years


  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  7. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J61R-ZPV : 6 December 2014), Jack Maddux, 26 Dec 1894; citing departure port Kingston, arrival port New York City, New York, ship name Alene, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN9D-D25 : 6 December 2014), Mrs. L. O. Maddux, 27 Sep 1904; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Potsdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK5-MYM : 6 December 2014), Esther Maddux, 14 Sep 1907; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  11. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64M-1PL : 6 December 2014), Rufus Foote Maddux, 02 Dec 1919; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Stavangerfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  12. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64M-1PP : 6 December 2014), Jeanne Louise Maddux, 02 Dec 1919; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Stavangerfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  13. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64M-1P5 : 6 December 2014), Elisabeth Anne Maddux, 02 Dec 1919; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Stavangerfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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