Show ContentsMadle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Madle is derived from the Hebrew "Magdalen," meaning "woman of Magdala." This name was also used, fairly infrequently, as a Christian name during the 13th century.

Early Origins of the Madle family

The surname Madle was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Madle family was anciently seated 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. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Madle was first referenced in the 13th century, when the Madle family held estates in Oxfordshire.

Early History of the Madle family

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Madle Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Madle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Madle include: Maudlin, Maudling, Madeline, Magdelin, Madolin, Magdelyn, Magdeleine and many more.

Early Notables of the Madle family

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Ireland Migration of the Madle family to Ireland

Some of the Madle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Madle migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Madle or a variant listed above:

Madle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Maria Madle, who landed in America in 1830 [1]
  • Jakob Madle, who arrived in America in 1830 [1]
  • Susanna Margaretha Madle, who landed in America in 1830 [1]
  • Valent Madle, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Johann Madle, who landed in America in 1870 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. 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) on Facebook