Adame History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Adame family
The surname Adame 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.
Jean Adam, born in 1636, travelled from France to Lauzon in Quebec, Canada in the 17th century. After settling in Quebec he married Marie Mezeray, daughter of René and Nicole. They remained together in Quebec until Jean passed away at Beaumont on 3rd September 1711. 
Important Dates for the Adame family
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Adame Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Adame family (pre 1700)
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Adame migration to the United States
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 immigrated to the United States from Mexico City, in 1905
- Bebe Adame, aged 24, who immigrated 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Adame (post 1700)
- Joseph Anthony Adame (b. 1945), American politician, current mayor of Corpus Christi, Texas
- Marco Antonio Adame Castillo (b. 1960), Mexican doctor and politician
- Robert Adame Beltran (b. 1953), American actor, best known for his role as Raoul Mendoza in the 1982 Paul Bartel's black comedy film Eating Raoul and as Commander Chakotay on the television series Star Trek: Voyager
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print