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Where did the French Adame family come from? What is the French Adame family crest and coat of arms? When did the Adame family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Adame family history?

The name Adame has a long French heritage that first began in the southern region of Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc.


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Adame 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.

First found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adame research. Another 751 words (54 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1705, 1754, 1791, 1792, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Adame History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adame Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Adame has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Adame were

Adame Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ludwig Adame, aged 25, who landed in America from Bruch, Germany, in 1904
  • Rafael Adame, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico City, in 1905
  • Bebe Adame, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Jose Adame, aged 55, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Francisco Adame, aged 20, who landed in America from Hidalgo, Mexico, in 1921


  • Joseph Anthony Adame (b. 1945), American politician, current mayor of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Marco Antonio Adame Castillo (b. 1960), Mexican doctor and politician


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The Adame Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adame 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.

This page was last modified on 26 April 2014 at 08:29.

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