Maddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maddy family

The surname Maddy was first found in Greater Manchester at Matley, a township, in the parish of Mottramin-Longdendale, union of Ashton, hundred of Macclesfield, formerly in the county of Chester. Some of the first records of the name include William de Mattelegh, Hugh de Mattelegh and Richard de Mattlegh who were all listed in Cheshire in 1316, 1316 and 1300. [1] In 1325 William held the estates in the parish of Mottram.

Early History of the Maddy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maddy research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Maddy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maddy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Matley, Matlee, Matlie, Matleigh, Matlea, Madley, Maddely, Maddelly and many more.

Early Notables of the Maddy family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Maddy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Maddy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maddy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Maddy, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [2]
Maddy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W. Maddy, aged 23, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1892
  • Ann Maddy, aged 60, who arrived in America, in 1896
  • Evan Maddy, aged 24, who arrived in America from Monmouth, Wales, in 1899
Maddy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Evan Maddy, aged 37, who arrived in America from Nauty Gl., England, in 1907
  • Richard Maddy, aged 44, who arrived in America, in 1922
  • Richard Maddy, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1922

New Zealand Maddy migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Maddy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Maddy, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Maddy (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Edgar Maddy (1891-1966), American music educator
  • Kenneth Leon Maddy (1934-2000), American Republican member of the California State Assembly
  • Penelope Maddy (b. 1950), American UCI Distinguished Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and of Mathematics at the University of California
  • Darren Lee Maddy (b. 1974), English cricketer
  • Paul Maddy (b. 1962), former Welsh professional footballer who played from 1980 to 1993, member of the Wales Under 21s National Team (1982-1983)


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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