Early Origins of the Madgett family
The surname Madgett 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.
Early History of the Madgett family
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Madgett Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Madgett include Machet, Machett, Madgett, Madget, Machitt, Machtit, Matchet and many more.
Early Notables of the Madgett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Madgett family to Ireland
Some of the Madgett family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Madgett family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Madgett were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Madgett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Elizabeth Madgett, aged 60, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1904
Madgett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Robert Madgett, who arrived in Quebec in 1852
Madgett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Madgett, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
- Mary Madgett, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
- Catherine Madgett, aged 17, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
Contemporary Notables of the name Madgett (post 1700)
- John P. Madgett, General Manager of Dairyland Power Cooperative (1947 to 1978), eponym of John P. Madgett Station a base load, coal fired, electrical power station in Alma, Wisconsin
- Naomi Long Madgett (b. 1923), African-American poet