Mattick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Welsh surname Mattick is derived from the early Welsh personal name Madoc. This was also written as Madawc and Madog, from the Old Welsh name Matoc, which had the literal meaning of goodly.

Early Origins of the Mattick family

The surname Mattick was first found in Herefordshire, 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.

Early History of the Mattick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattick research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1571, 1612, 1598, 1612, 1697, 1759 and 1736 are included under the topic Early Mattick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mattick Spelling Variations

Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Mattick has occasionally been spelled Maddox, Maddix, Maddick, Mattick, Matticks, Mattix, Maddock, Maddockes, Maddocks, Madocks, Madox, Madoch, Mattock and many more.

Early Notables of the Mattick family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mattick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Mattick family to Ireland

Some of the Mattick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Mattick migration to the United States +

In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Mattick

Mattick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. Mattick, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1871

Australia Mattick migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mattick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Mattick, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis" [1]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm


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