Adamson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Adamson family

The surname Adamson was first found in Angus, where one of the first records of the name was "Adam filius Ade filius Philippi [who] was burgess of Suhtberewick in 1261. " [1] John Adamson of the same county took an oath of fealty in 1296.

Important Dates for the Adamson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adamson research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1261, 1296, 1587, 1433, 1581 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Adamson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Adamson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Adamsone, Addamson, Adamson and others.

Early Notables of the Adamson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Adamson family to Ireland

Some of the Adamson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Adamson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Adamson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Evan Adamson, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [2]
  • John Adamson, who settled in Barbados in 1678
  • George Adamson, who settled in Virginia in 1679
  • George Adamson, who arrived in Virginia in 1679 [2]
  • George Adamson, aged 18, who arrived in Maryland in 1683 [2]
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Adamson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Adamson, aged 21, who landed in Maryland in 1775 [2]
Adamson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Adamson, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813 [2]
  • Magnus Adamson, who arrived in New York in 1849 [2]
  • Robert Adamson, who landed in America in 1855 [2]
  • Alex Adamson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [2]
  • Isabella Adamson, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1868 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adamson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Adamson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Adamson, aged 24 who was a Seaman aboard the ship "Argo" taking passenger to Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died at Grosse Isle on 15th June 1847 in the typhus epidemic [3]

Adamson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Adamson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Adamson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [4]
  • Elizabeth Adamson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [4]
  • James Beveridge Adamson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [4]
  • Margaret Thomson Adamson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [4]
  • Magdalene Adamson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [4]
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Adamson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Adamson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Adamson, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Adamson, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Isabella Adamson, aged 27, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Thomas Adamson, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • J P Adamson, who landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
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Contemporary Notables of the name Adamson (post 1700)

  • James Adamson, American businessman, CEO of Burger King (1993–1995)
  • George Worsley Adamson (1913-2005), American-born, British book illustrator, author and cartoonist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (1987)
  • James Craig Adamson (b. 1946), American former NASA astronaut with 14 days in space [5]
  • Al Adamson (1929-1995), American prolific director of B-grade horror films throughout the 1960s and 1970s
  • Harold Adamson (1906-1980), American five-time Academy Award nominated lyricist during the 1930s and 1940s, perhaps best known for his theme song for the hit sitcom "I Love Lucy"
  • Harold D. Adamson, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1937-38 [6]
  • Edmund J. Adamson (b. 1844), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County 10th District, 1909-10 [6]
  • Don O. Adamson, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Webb City, Missouri, 1942-46, 1965; Chair of Jasper County Democratic Party, 1949 [6]
  • Dennis Adamson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996 [6]
  • Clint Adamson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924 [6]
  • ... (Another 33 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Adamson family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Thomas Adamson, English 1st Class Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 62)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  5. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) James Adamson. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/adamson-jc.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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