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The name Adames 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 Adames family

The surname Adames 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. [1]

Early History of the Adames family

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Adames 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 Adames 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 Adames family (pre 1700)

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Adames Ranking

In the United States, the name Adames is the 6,994th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2]

United States Adames 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 Adames 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 Adames were

Adames Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Adames, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [3]
  • William Adames, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [3]
Adames Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Adames, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Paul Adames, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Edwin Adames, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1896
Adames Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Percy Adames, aged 37, who landed in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1910
  • Annie C. Adames, aged 54, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Margaret Adames, aged 26, who immigrated to America, in 1913
  • Albert Edward Adames, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Adames (post 1700) +

  • Mary Adames, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1924 [4]
  • Roque Antonio Adames Rodríguez (1928-2009), Roman Catholic bishop in the Dominican Republic
  • Fernando Adames Torres (1837-1910), Venezuelan General in the Venezuelan Military and Senator of Lara State Venezuela
  • José Vinicio Adames Pineda (1927-1976), Venezuelan musician, and director of choral groups

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook