An English, Irish and Welsh surname, the Maddox name comes from the Welsh term of ‘madog’ which means very good and privileged. The spelling variations for Maddox include Maddock, Maddux, Madocks, Maddick, Mattock, Mattack and Mattocks. In England the greatest concentration of Maddox families are in Lancashire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and the city of London. There are many with the Maddox name in the southern counties of Wales, especially in Glamorgan. In Scotland the only major region with Maddox families is in Midlothian county. Within the United States the Maddox family name originated in Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama and spread into Texas, Missouri, Illinois, California and Oklahoma. Famous: Thomas Alfred Maddox (professional football player), Charles Milles Maddox (real birth name of Charles Manson - cult leader and murderer), Brenda Maddox (writer), Elliott Maddox (professional baseball player), Johnny Maddox (ragtime musician), Tito Maddox (professional basketball player), Rose Maddox (signer), Garry Maddox (professional baseball player) and Anthony Maddox (professional football player).