I started dabbling with genealogy years ago, mainly to try to locate my half brother, born Thomas Madore, but was adopted by his mother's new husband and became a Berry. Still haven't located him. A while back a lady contestantwith the first name of Madore was on the Wheel of Fortune. Strange. I decided to try to find the meaning of the name Madore. Yikes!!! My father was Calvin Arther Madore, born in 1922 in Shelter Island, NY, to Norman Joseph and Sarah (Parrish) Madore. My father had 2 brothers, Norman and Gordon and a sister, Mavis. My grandfather was born in Nova Scotia. I have been told that most of that line live around Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and that my last name is French in origin. My great grandfather is supposed to have gone from France to Scotland, then on to Canada. Curious thing with my side of the Madores - if you've seen one Madore kid, you've seen them all, with either red hair or very dark, almost black hair. By the way, my cousin, Kate, Norman's daughter, and I both live in VA.