Explore the Family Name Maddux

The meaning of Maddux

English (of Welsh origin): variant of Maddox.

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How common is the last name Maddux in the United States?

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, the surname Maddux experienced a decrease in popularity between 2000 and 2010. In 2000, Maddux was ranked 6,901 and by 2010 it had fallen to rank 7,490, marking an 8.53% decrease. The actual count of people with the Maddux surname also slightly decreased, from 4,485 in 2000 to 4,448 in 2010, representing a minor drop of 0.82%. Additionally, the proportion of individuals named Maddux per 100,000 people fell by 9.04% during this period.

20002010Change
Rank#6,901#7,490-8.53%
Count4,4854,448-0.82%
Proportion per 100k1.661.51-9.04%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Maddux

The Decennial U.S. Census data also provides interesting insights into the ethnic identity of individuals named Maddux. In both 2000 and 2010, the majority of individuals with the Maddux surname identified as White, although this percentage did slightly decrease from 91.86% to 90.69%. During the same time frame, there were increases in the percentages of those identifying as Hispanic (1.94% to 2.34%) and those identifying as two or more races (1.05% to 2.02%). However, there were slight decreases in the percentages of Madduxs who identified as Asian/Pacific Islander (0.65% to 0.61%) and Black (3.28% to 3.01%). The percentage of individuals identifying as American Indian and Alaskan Native slightly increased from 1.23% to 1.33%.

20002010Change
White91.86%90.69%-1.27%
Black3.28%3.01%-8.23%
Hispanic1.94%2.34%20.62%
Two or More Races1.05%2.02%92.38%
American Indian and Alaskan Native1.23%1.33%8.13%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.65%0.61%-6.15%

Maddux ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Maddux is British & Irish, which comprises 56.3% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (24.2%) and Scandinavian (3.5%). Additional ancestries include Italian, Eastern European, Chinese, Spanish & Portuguese, and Ashkenazi Jewish.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish56.3%
French & German24.2%
Scandinavian3.5%
Other16.0%
Maddux

Possible origins of the surname Maddux

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Maddux have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom90.40%
West Midlands, United Kingdom90.40%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom90.40%
Greater London, United Kingdom90.40%
Merseyside, United Kingdom90.40%

What Maddux haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Maddux is R-P311, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-P311 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include I-M170 and R-L51, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Casto, Fortenberry, Mattingly, Fortin, Gagne, Haskell, Jewett, Peabody, Landry, Whiteside.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Maddux surname are: H1, T2b, H. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

madduxPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Maddux have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Maddux

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Maddux" Surname 39.0%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Maddux

Cheek Dimples

Small indentations that appear on the cheeks when a person smiles.

"Maddux" Surname 41.2%

23andMe Users 37.6%

Habits

Maddux

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Maddux" Surname 19.1%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Maddux

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Maddux" Surname 17.6%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Maddux?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Maddux are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%