Madin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Madin originally appeared in Gaelic as "Mac an Mhadaidh," which is probably derived from the word "madadh," which means dog. [1]

Alternatively, the name could have been from "descendant of little Matthew (gift of Jehovah.)" [2]

Early Origins of the Madin family

The surname Madin 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.

We did find this interesting entry for the Mudrigan variant in the parish of St. Martin, Cornwall, England: "Although this parish contains no manor, Mudgian is said formerly to have had manorial rights, when it belonged to a family of this name, and was their seat. From the Mudgians it passed with an heiress in marriage to the Chynoweths." [3]

Early History of the Madin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Madin research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1567, 1677, 1715, 1713 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Madin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Madin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Madin family (pre 1700)

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United States Madin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Madin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Madin, aged 30, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [4]


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  4. ^ 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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