Maddox Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Maddox Family History

If you are conducting some Maddox family history research then you can view the Maddox coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Maddox surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'



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Maddox Coat of Arms, Family Crest - Click here to view

The Maddox ancient family history was found in the irishsurnames.com archives.

Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

Variants of the name Maddox include Maddock, Vaddock, Waddock, Weddick and Madox. This name Maddox is often of Welsh origin but was also adopted by the Gaelic MacMhadoc Sept of County Wexford in Ireland who were a branch of the MacMurroughs.

A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. It is also the case that many Irish septs or clans that are related often belong to a larger groups, sometimes called tribes. For example the 'Tribes of Galway' consisted of fourteen distinct families. The 'Tribes of Kilkenny' were ten families, etc.

An early anglicized form of this Gaelic name was MacVaddock, with mediaeval and early modern records contain many references to the people of this name and to 'MacVadog's Country' in Counties Wexford and Kilkenny. An unusual synonym of this name is Mayduck which occurs in County Down in Ulster. The Maddox family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Maddox descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Maddox Coat of Arms


Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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