Clan MacMhadóc

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Clan ṀacMhadóc and The Clans Of Ireland

Michael O'Higgins

President of Ireland,

Patron-Clans of  Irelsand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Clans of Ireland has clasified Clan Macmhadoc as a branch of the MacMurrough Clan of Ireland.  This identification is reflected on the Clans of Ireland website in the Registry of Clans for Clan MacMhadoc. The page  directly above is the  Clans of  Ireland  web site register  page  for  Clan MacMhadoc and identifies  our proper English and  Irish  language  Clan name:                        

                        Weadick MacMurrough’ –“ Mac Mhadóc mac Murchadha


The Clan MacMhadoc name used on this site is an Anglicized change that underwent many changes after the High Middle Age of Irish History. MacMhadóc has a limited record in period writings found today in Irish Educational Centers, and Religious and Foreign National Archives pertaining to events from the High Middle Age and later. More recently, the Clan name was added to the register of Irish Clans at The Clans of Ireland / Finte na hErineann.

This Website was launched to celebrate this occasion and continue to promote the interests of all MacMhadóc families while sharing in this recognition. The MacMhadóc Clan was founded to accomplish a number of family oriented goals centered on the Irish families of common heritage, origin and ancestry.

The MacMhadóc site includes many Septs whose names are:



The purpose of the MacMhadóc group is to promote, and foster interest In family histories of MacMhadóc people, The Clan and its Irish ancestry, heritage and traditions. To provide a central repository where news of the families can be shared. To provide links to appropriate Irish and Familial Cultural Sites emphasizing family history and genealogy /DNA research with links to clan switch-boards can be discussed as a shared topic or addressed as a private matter.

To provide notification of regional cultural and social activities, fraternal meetings and festivals and in some cases coordinate them as part of separate family events such as seasonal events and holidays of all nature.

To liaison as a resource to help interested parties find publications, music, databases, language instruction and studies, as it relates to clan and Irish history.

Each of the family names listed here are documented having an Irish origin with a presence in Ireland prior to the Great Famine (1845-1862), and now aided with DNA evidence and supporting historical records clearly establish common Madóc ancestral patrimony at Ferns, Gorey Barony, Leinster, Ireland with a documented presence there from the present time back thru the High Middle Age Period- circa 1000- AD.

As part of the time process every language wears down and develops its own unique modifications. Beginning around 1,000 AD other languages became part of the Irish culture, Monks used Latin and Older Irish dialects to record histories while many other Gaelic and Norse speaking peoples found themselves accepted and settled in Ireland bringing other cultural and linguistic influences with them.

Language evolves with necessity. Vocabulary, grammar, and idiomatic expression continue to negotiate language conflictions but in some cases adversity, suspicion, remoteness and isolation promote deeper entrenchment with wider voids between language and consequently people.

The Yola people of south Wexford spoke a Middle English /Western Germanic speaking people who entered Ireland around 1000 A.D. as a mercenary force that remained until the end of the 19th Century. The Yola community thrived and never assimilated, prohibiting cultural exchanges with the Irish people. There are no examples of Gaelic and Yola language solutions.

Most others resettled in Ireland had an eventual withdrawal from Ireland or remained. The MacBhadhagh were one of the first people to experience a Melting Pot Society. They interacted with those who remained and had daily encounters with these groups and experienced their cultures, they embraced them allowing mutual cultural assimilation. The Ulster-Scotsmen, Normans, Palatine, Huguenot, Gallowglass, and Quakers, all had uniqueness with diversity which they brought with them and added to the culture of the Irish people.

As they did the influences of accentuation and enunciation helped MacBhadhaigh become the MacVaddog who become the Mac Ua Madog, They become the MacMhadóc  More recently Government and State interests influenced the form and uses of the transitioned Irish language and variations of names. This was absolutely the case for the MacMhadóc Clan which interacted with Norse and Latin and then with the Angles, Welsh and Scot, Saxons and Normans. The MacMhadóc become the Waddick, Waddock, and Wadocke.

During the 1750 to 1930 Immigration period the name changes to Waydock Waydick, Wadock, Weadick, Weadock, Wedick Wadick, Wedick, and Weddick. Today the MacMhadóc have ancestors living on all the continents in other (though lesser) variations.

MacMhadóc descendants are all also keepers of their most important record, their ancestors imprint in the past and the present. As the present hosts of the MacMhadoc Genome we also represent the history of the Clan and the Sept families and the chance for them to carry on. This is an important responsibility that none of us asked for but one that must be undertaken, not so much for the present as for the generations to come. We have an obligation to provide a legacy that consists of an extensive, rich family history and posterity.



Photos from the 2011 Anual General Mebership Meeting of Clans of Ireland in Dublin

Patricia and James Waddick (Colorado, USA) with Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Pat McCarton


Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Loyola Ahern adresses the Clans

OutSide the Lord Mayors Residence Joe Weadick, Jim Waddick,

               Patrick Weadick, Tim G. Weadick