Madge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Madge family

The surname Madge was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when the family held estates in that county.

Important Dates for the Madge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Madge research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, and 1526 are included under the topic Early Madge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Madge Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Madge family name include Machet, Machett, Madgett, Madget, Machitt, Machtit, Matchet and many more.

Early Notables of the Madge family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Madge family to Ireland

Some of the Madge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Madge migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Madge surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Madge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Madge, who arrived in New York in 1846 [1]
  • T A Madge, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Madge (post 1700)

  • Ms. Ann Madge Turner M.B.E.,, British former Principal and Chief Executive Officer for Myerscough College, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Land Based Education and Training [2]
  • Madge Tennent (1889-1972), American artist of Hawaii
  • Madge Syers (1881-1917), British winner of a gold and bronze Olympic medal for skating at the 1908 games
  • Madge Hindle (b. 1938), British actress from Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Madge Enterline, American Republican politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1950
  • Madge P. Stephens (b. 1872), American politician, Physician; Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Indiana, 1920 [3]
  • Madge Y. Schaich, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936 [4]
  • Madge Nourse Ray, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940, 1944 [5]
  • Madge Varney O'Neill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1920, 1924, 1928 [6]
  • Madge Kaplan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 (alternate), 1988, 2000 [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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