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The surname Madigan originally appeared in Gaelic as "Mac an Mhadaidh," which is probably derived from the word "madadh," which means dog.

Madigan Early Origins



The surname Madigan was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Madigan Spelling Variations


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Madigan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacAvaddy, Madden, O'Madden, Madigan, Macavadan and others.

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Madigan Early History


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Madigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Madigan research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1567, 1677, 1715, 1713 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Madigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Madigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Madigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Madigan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Madigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, John, Thomas, Walter Madigan arrived in Philadelphia and Boston in 1804
  • John Madigan, who landed in Maine in 1811
  • Walter Madigan, who landed in Maine in 1811
  • William Madigan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Judy Madigan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Madigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Martin Madigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1841

Madigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Madigan, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • Thomas Madigan, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • Ellen Madigan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • Honora Madigan, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"
  • John Madigan, aged 48, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Madigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Julia Madigan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Martin Madigan, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • James Madigan, aged 19, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Ellen Madigan, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Michael Madigan, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Madigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Madigan (post 1700)



  • Bernice Madigan (1899-2015), American supercentenarian, the oldest living resident of Massachusetts, she died aged 115 years, 163 days
  • Edward Patrick "Slip" Madigan (1896-1966), American college football player at Notre Dame University
  • Michael Madigan (b. 1942), American politician from Illinois, congressman
  • Lisa Madigan (b. 1966), American politician from Illinois, Illinois state Attorney General
  • Kathleen Madigan (b. 1965), American television comedian
  • Edward Rell Madigan (1936-1994), American politician from Illinois, congressman and Secretary of Agriculture
  • Amy Madigan (b. 1950), American actress
  • Cecil Madigan (1889-1947), Australian explorer, geologist, and Rhodes Scholar
  • Elvira Madigan (1867-1889), Danish ropedancer and trick rider, eponym of a film
  • Colin Madigan (b. 1921), Australian architect

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Madigan Historic Events


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Madigan Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Margaret "Maggie" Madigan, aged 21, Irish Third Class passenger from Askeaton, Limerick who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 15

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Madigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Madigan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 January 2015 at 15:31.

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