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Addane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which came the name Addane. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc.


Early Origins of the Addane family


The surname Addane was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

The family was believed to have originated from the area of Dieuze. By the 1600's the family came to settle in the region of Languedoc where they became well established and several members of this ancient family became prominent through their contribution to public concerns in the community they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters of patent confirming their nobility.

Descended from the first ancient branch, Pierre Adam was the head of the second branch of the family while Guillaume Adam was the head of the branch of La Soujeole. In 1705, in recognition of his valuable services to his community and for his countrymen, Pierre became the counselor at the Court of Montpellier. Similarly, his son, François Adam, was chosen to be the counselor at the Audit Office of Montpellier.


Early History of the Addane family


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Addane Spelling Variations


French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Addane is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Adam, Adame, Adan, Addam, Addame, Addan, Adane, Addane, D'Adam, D'Adame, D'Adan, D'Addam, D'Addame, D'Addan, D'Adane, D'Addane, Adant, Adante, Adent, Adans, Adan, Adent, Aden, Adens, Addant, Addante, Addent, Addans, Addan, Addent, Adden, Addens, Adente and many more.

Early Notables of the Addane family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Addane family to the New World and Oceana


Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Addane has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Addane were Caspar Adam settled in Philadelphia in 1773; Carel Adam settled in Philadelphia in 1739; George Adam settled in New Orleans in 1820; Jean Adam settled in New York in 1774.

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