Discussions may pertain to such spellings as
MADDIC, MADDICK, MADDICKS, MADIX, MADDIX, MADDOX, MADDUX,
MADOC, MADDOCK, MADDOCKS,
MATOC, MATTOC, MATTOCK, MATTOCKS, etc.
and ""ALL"" of the many other derivative spelling variations
that have been recorded in documents over time and space.
We are a group of people who, like you, are interested in the genealogy, the history and the geography of the MADDOCK(S), MATTOCK(S), MADDIX, and MADDOX surnames and ""ALL"" of the many derivative spelling variations that have been recorded in documents over time and space.
MADDICK(S), MUTTOCK, MUDDOCK, MADDUX, and MADIX are only some of the more 'off-beat' spelling variations that have been encountered so far.
People with these surnames are generally considered to have old Gaelic origins, and are known to have dispersed throughout the western world since at least the mid 1600's.
Interestingly, some MADDOCKS and MUTTOCK people alive today in the UK and the US can trace their ancestry from MURDUCK roots in the late 1600's Chelmsford area of Essex County (England), just northeast of London.
This only serves to illustrate the extreme potential for spelling variations within any ancestral surname grouping, especially in earlier records where surname spelling was often phonetic, and was often transmuted by both the speaker's and the recorder's educational and cultural backgrounds.
The surname, in all of its variant forms, has appeared in English records for more than 800 years. People with these surnames have dispersed throughout the western world since at least the mid 1600's.
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(Created: 13 Feb 1998)