Show ContentsAdami History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Emilia Romagna region of Italy is the locale where the Adami surname was first found. Although the people in this region were at one time known by only a single, personal name, it later became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Adami is one of the Italian patronymic surnames, created from the father's given name. The surname Adami came from the personal name Adam, the first person who used the name. The surname is further derived from the Latin Adamus which means earth.

Early Origins of the Adami family

The surname Adami was first found in Fermo, a city found on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Early History of the Adami family

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Adami Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Adami include Adami, Adàm, Adam, Adamli, Adamoli, Adamlli, Adamolli, Adamollo, Adamuccio, Adamina, D'Adamo, Adamic, Addamo, Adamini, Adàmoli, Adamino and many more.

Early Notables of the Adami family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Beato Adamo, a colonel of great valor during the 13th century; Adam Adami, O.S.B. (1603-1663), a German monk, diplomat and priest; Andrea Adami, born in Bolsena in 1663 was a singer at the Pontifical Chapel of...
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United States Adami migration to the United States +

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Adami:

Adami Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hermann Adami, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Martin Adami, who landed in America in 1851 [1]
  • Carlo Adami, aged 29, who immigrated to America, in 1893
Adami Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Clementina Adami, who immigrated to the United States, in 1900
  • Bartolomio Adami, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Alberto Adami, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Achille Adami, aged 11, who immigrated to the United States from Baveno, Italy, in 1910
  • Colimo Adami, aged 17, who landed in America from S. Marzano, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Adami (post 1700) +

  • John Adami Jr. (1877-1949), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1920 [2]
  • Valerio Adami (b. 1935), Italian painter
  • Giuseppe Adami (1878-1946), Italian librettist
  • John George Adami M.A., M.D., F.R.S., LL.D. (1862-1926), British pathologist
  • Edward “Eddie” Fenech Adami (b. 1934), Maltese politician, Prime Minister of Malta (1987 to 1996)

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook