When Johann Adam Mader was born on 12 February 1744, in Pfullingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, German Empire, his father, Johannes Mader, was 25 and his mother, Anna Maria Rheidelin, was 21. He married Maria Barbara Bez on 25 January 1762, in Mägerkingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, German Empire. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 August 1820, in Mägerkingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, German Empire, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mägerkingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, German Empire.
English: variant of Madder, an occupational name for a dyer or seller of dye, from Middle English mader, madour, mather, shortened forms of Middle English maderer, maderour, matherer ‘seller of madder’ or ‘dyer who used madder’. Mader or mather (Old English mædere, Old Norse mathra) was the name for the plant Rubia tinctorum, used medicinally and for making red dye. It was also a word for red dye made from other sources. Compare Mather .
German and Swiss German (also Mäder), Dutch and French (Lorraine): occupational name for a reaper or mower, Middle High German māder, mæder, Middle Dutch mader. Compare Moder .
French: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Occitan madier ‘beam’.
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