Madoc is an 1805 epic poem composed by Robert Southey. It is based on the legend of Madoc, a supposed Welsh prince who fled internecine conflict and sailed to America in the 12th century. The origins of the poem can be traced to Southey`s schoolboy days when he completed a prose version of Madoc`s story. By the time Southey was in hi...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madoc_(poem)
Madoc or Madog, was a legendary Welsh prince, a son of Owain Gwynedd, who is said, in accordance with a tradition first published in the sixteenth century, to have sailed west about 1171 and discovered America. The first mention of this Madog is in a Welsh poem of the fourteenth century. The legend is highly dubious.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AM.HTM
Madoc or Madog(Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd) (măd'uk, mä'–) , fl. 1170?, quasi-historical Welsh prince. According to Welsh legend, Madoc, said to be a son of Owain Gwynedd, discovered America 300 years before Columbus. Witnesses' accounts of finding supposedly Welsh-speaking Nativ...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0831080.html
Meaning as a surname: Fortunate.
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