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The Welsh surname Mattox 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.

Mattox Early Origins



The surname Mattox 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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Mattox Spelling Variations


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Mattox 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 Mattox has occasionally been spelled Maddox, Maddix, Maddick, Mattick, Matticks, Mattix, Maddock, Maddockes, Maddocks, Madocks, Madox, Madoch, Mattock and many more.

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Mattox Early History


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Mattox Early History



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

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Mattox Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mattox Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Mattox In Ireland


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Mattox In Ireland



Some of the Mattox 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



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Mattox:

Mattox Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Mattox, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Mattox Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margarett Mattox, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Mattox Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P. S. Mattox, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1895

Mattox Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fred Mattox, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Charles Mattox, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Ima G. Mattox, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1911
  • Fred P Mattox, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Linder Mattox, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattox (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mattox (post 1700)



  • William H. Mattox (1836-1900), American politician, Delegate to Georgia State Constitutional Convention, 1877; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1880-81
  • Verna Mattox, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964; Presidential Elector for California, 1972
  • Ted Mattox, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Montclair, New Jersey, 2008
  • Roger Mattox, American Republican politician, Chair of Le Flore County Republican Party, 2014
  • John L. Mattox, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Venango County, 1893-96
  • James Albon Mattox (b. 1943), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1977-83; Texas State Attorney General, 1983-91
  • Allison Mattox (b. 1986), American actress
  • Bernard Mattox (b. 1938), birth name of Gregory Walcott, American actor and producer
  • James "Jim" Powell Mattox (1896-1973), American Major League Baseball player who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1922 to 1923)
  • Marv Mattox (1900-1923), American National Football League blocking back who played with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1923 NFL season
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Mattox


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Suggested Readings for the name Mattox



  • Asa Lee Mattox and Nellie Frances Edwards by Patricia Eileen Jeski Goodspeed.

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Mattox Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Mattox Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mattox 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 10 October 2016 at 09:41.

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