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Madison is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name Matilda, a popular woman's name in the 11th century.

Madison Early Origins



The surname Madison was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Madison Spelling Variations


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Madison Spelling Variations



Madison has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Madison, Maddison, Maddeson and others.

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Madison Early History


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Madison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Madison research. Another 318 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Madison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Madison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Madison Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Madison 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Madisons to arrive on North American shores:

Madison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Madison, who landed in Virginia in 1618
  • Edward Madison, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Edward Madison settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Edward Madison, who landed in Virginia in 1650

Madison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Madison, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • R A Madison, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James Madison, who arrived in Arkansas in 1876
  • Ferdinand Madison, who arrived in Hancock County, Miss in 1882
  • Andres Nelson Madison, who landed in Mississippi in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Madison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Madison (post 1700)



  • James Madison Jr. (1751-1836), American statesman and political theorist, instrumental in the drafting the United States Constitution, “Father of the Constitution,” 4th President of the United States
  • President James Jonas Madison (1884-1922), American officer in the United States Navy and a recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • George Madison (1763-1816), American politician, sixth Governor of Kentucky
  • Guy Madison (1922-1996), American film and television actor
  • Dorothea Dolley Payne Todd Madison (1768-1849), American First Lady, wife of President Madison

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Suggested Readings for the name Madison


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Suggested Readings for the name Madison



  • A Branch of the Madison Tree by Ruth Gadbury.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vae timido
Motto Translation: Woe to the timid.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Madison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Madison 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 6 April 2016 at 20:43.

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