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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Adam came from the given name Adam, which is itself derived from the Latin name Adamus which means earth.

Adam Early Origins



The surname Adam was first found in Annandale where they held a family seat at Kynemund.

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Adam Spelling Variations


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Adam Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Adam has been recorded under many different variations, including Adam, Adams, MacAdam, MacAdams, MacCaw and others.

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Adam Early History


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Adam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adam research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1329, 1460, 1281, 1327, 1891, 1585, 1661, 1656, 1586, 1667, 1654, 1655, 1656, 1658, 1626, 1698, 1651, 1719, 1685, 1719, 1695, 1697, 1689, 1748, 1662, 1720, 1712, 1720 and are included under the topic Early Adam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adam Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst bearers of this family name during their early history was William Adams (1585-1661), London Haberdasher born in Newport, Shropshire, who founded Adams' Grammar School in 1656; Sir Thomas Adams, 1st Baronet (1586-1667), Lord Mayor of the City of London and a Member of Parliament for the City of London...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adam In Ireland


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Adam In Ireland



Some of the Adam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Adam or a variant listed above:

Adam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Adam, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Tho Adam, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • John Adam settled in Barbados in 1680
  • John Adam landed in America in 1685
  • Robert Adam settled in New Jersey in 1685
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Adam, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Hendrick Adam, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Joh Henrich Adam, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Catharina Adam, aged 2, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Cathrina Adam, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Adam, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • William Adam who wrote an Adam Genealogy which is now part of the American Library of Congress
  • Johann Jakob Adam, who arrived in Brazil in 1827
  • Joh Jakob Adam, who landed in Brazil in 1827
  • Jakob Adam, who arrived in Brazil in 1827
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelm Adam, aged 7, landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • Juliana Adam, aged 19, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Friedrich Adam, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • Catharina Adam, aged 48, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Arthur Adam, who landed in Pike County, Ind in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adam Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Anne Adam, who landed in Quebec in 1671
  • Sam Adam of Ferryland, Newfoundland, settled there in 1675

Adam Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Adam was a JP of Placentia, Newfoundland, in 1730
  • James Adam was in possession of property in Adam's Cove, Newfoundland in 1796

Adam Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Adam, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • Amalie Adam, aged 20, landed in Quebec in 1868

Adam Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Anna Adam, aged 3, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Alexander Adam, aged 4, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Arthur Adam, aged 1, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Emilie Adam, aged 26, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Gottlieb Adam, aged 32, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Adam, a shoemaker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Adam, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • John Adam, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • Jane Adam, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Margaret Adam, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Adam Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John S. Adam arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Adam arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • John Adam landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • James Adam, aged 25, a shipwright, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Margaret Adam, aged 26, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adam (post 1700)



  • William A. "Bill" Adam (1917-2013), American trumpeter and Professor Emeritus at Indiana University
  • Karl Adam, American Republican politician, South Dakota Republican State Chair, 2008; Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 2008
  • John J. Adam (1807-1888), American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention 3rd District, 1835
  • Jane E. Adam, American politician, Representative from California 47th District, 2000
  • James Noble Adam (1842-1912), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Buffalo, New York, 1906-09
  • Iris Adam, American politician, Representative from California 47th District, 1996; Natural Law Candidate for Governor of California, 2003
  • Hector C. Adam Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Managua, 1935; Ciudad Juarez, 1936; Montevideo, 1936-41; Hamilton, 1941; Havana, 1944; La Paz, 1944
  • G. Gordon Adam, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1869-70
  • Bidwell Adam, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948 (alternate), 1960; Mississippi Democratic State Chair, 1958
  • Mrs. Bidwell Adam, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1928
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Adam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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