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

Mattocks Early Origins



The surname Mattocks 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.

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Mattocks Spelling Variations


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Mattocks Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Mattocks have included Maddox, Maddix, Maddick, Mattick, Matticks, Mattix, Maddock, Maddockes, Maddocks, Madocks, Madox, Madoch, Mattock and many more.

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Mattocks Early History


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Mattocks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mattocks research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1697, 1759 and 1736 are included under the topic Early Mattocks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mattocks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mattocks Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mattocks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mattocks In Ireland


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Mattocks In Ireland



Some of the Mattocks family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Mattocks:

Mattocks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Mattocks settled in New England in 1630
  • James Mattocks, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1638
  • David Mattocks, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1650
  • Henry Mattocks, who landed in New England in 1652
  • Ann Mattocks, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mattocks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Mattocks, who landed in New York in 1796

Mattocks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Mattocks, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Elizabeth Mattocks, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattocks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattocks (post 1700)



  • John H. Mattocks, American politician, Burgess of Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1857-58, 1862
  • John Mattocks (1777-1847), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1807; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1821-23, 1825-27, 1841-43
  • Frederick W. Mattocks, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  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. 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.
  10. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  11. ...

The Mattocks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mattocks 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.

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