Early-attested site in the Parish of Beaworthy
- Mad(d)eworth 1270,1285 Ass
- Mad(d)ewrthy 1286 Ass
- Madeford 1303 FA
The pers. name Mada is not on independent record but is found in Madeley (St), earlier Madanlieg (BCS 1312), Madingley (PN C 67) and Madington (PN W 119). Cf. OGer Mado (Förstemann PN 1108). It would be a regular pet- form for a Mǣð -name. Hence 'Mada 's farm,' v. worþig .