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The name Madson has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal name Matilda, a popular woman's name in the 11th century.

Madson Early Origins



The surname Madson 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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Madson Spelling Variations


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Madson Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Madson include Madison, Maddison, Maddeson and others.

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Madson Early History


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Madson Early History



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

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Madson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Madson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Madson 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Madson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lars Madson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1912
  • Frederick Madson, aged 62, arrived in New York, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Boyne" from Genoa, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QR-3NR : 6 December 2014), Frederick Madson, 14 Mar 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Boyne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Henry Madson, aged 32, originally from England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Michigan" from London, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-PZG : 6 December 2014), Henry Madson, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Michigan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Madson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Madson (post 1700)



  • Paul Madson (1950-2001), American architect, founder of Paul Madson & Associates, Minneapolis
  • David P. Madson (b. 1976), known by his stage name Odd Nosdam, an American underground hip hop producer, DJ and visual artist
  • Ryan Michael Madson (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball pitcher

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QR-3NR : 6 December 2014), Frederick Madson, 14 Mar 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Boyne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-PZG : 6 December 2014), Henry Madson, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Michigan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Madson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Madson 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 18 November 2016 at 07:38.

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