Madge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Madge is a nickname of Madge and baptismal name as in 'the son of Margaret.' [1]

Early Origins of the Madge family

The surname Madge was first found in Surrey where William Maggard was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. [2]

From this earliest entry we must move to Yorkshire to find the next two entries. It is here that Willelmus Machet was found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 [1] and later, Samuel Maggett was listed in 1647. [2]

Early History of the Madge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Madge research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1670, 1736, 1526, 1799, 1799, 1794, 1794, 1737, 1795, 1796, 1798, 1793, 1795, 1794, 1795, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Madge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Madge Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Madge has been spelled many different ways, including Machet, Machett, Madgett, Madget, Machitt, Machtit, Matchet and many more.

Early Notables of the Madge family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Machet, Rector of Lambeth, county Surrey, in 1526. Nicholas Madgett of Madget (fl. 1799), was an Irish adventurer, born at Kinsale, co. Kerry, and was according to a secret correspondent of Lord Castlereagh-probably Samuel Turner in 1799, at the time of Humbert's expedition to Ireland, near sixty years of age, and had lived for forty years in France. He was employed in the French foreign office in 1794 and the succeeding years in negotiating measures between the French government and Irish politicians for a French invasion of Ireland. In 1794 he gave William Jackson (1737?-1795)...
Another 364 words (26 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Madge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland 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.


United States Madge migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Madges to arrive in North America:

Madge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Madge, who arrived in New York in 1846 [3]
  • T A Madge, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]

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 [4]
  • 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 Varney O'Neill, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1920, 1924, 1928 [5]
  • Madge Kaplan, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 (alternate), 1988, 2000 [6]
  • Madge Nourse Ray, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940, 1944 [7]
  • Madge P. Stephens (b. 1872), American politician, Physician; Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Indiana, 1920 [8]
  • Madge Y. Schaich, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936 [9]


  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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ "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
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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