Last name origins & meanings:
- English: metronymic from the medieval female personal name
Madde, a form of Maud (see Mould 1) or
Magdalen (see Maudlin).
- James Madison (1751–1836), 4th President of the U.S.
(1809–17), was born in VA, the son of a planter. He was descended
from John Madison, a ship’s carpenter from Gloucester, England, who
had settled in VA in about 1653.
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