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Meaning and Origin of: Madison

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Good; child of Maud
  • Old English : Son of a mighty warrior; son of Maud

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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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