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The distinguished surname Adamo can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Emilia-Romagna. Although people here were originally known by a single name, it gradually 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. The most common type of family name found in the region of Emilia-Romagna is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. The surname Adamo 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.

Adamo Early Origins



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

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Adamo Spelling Variations


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Adamo Spelling Variations



Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Adamo. These spelling variations include Adami, Adàm, Adam, Adamli, Adamoli, Adamlli, Adamolli, Adamollo, Adamuccio, Adamina, D'Adamo, Adamic, Addamo, Adamini, Adàmoli, Adamino and many more.

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Adamo Early History


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Adamo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adamo research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1603, 1663, 1663 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Adamo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adamo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adamo Early Notables (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...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adamo Notables 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



The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Adamo:

Adamo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Angela Adamo, aged 26, who landed in America from Mignano, in 1899

Adamo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Adamo, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Motta Saff, Sicily, in 1906
  • Adelaide Adamo, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Napoli, Pozznoli, in 1907
  • Andrea Adamo, aged 22, who landed in America from Castelvetrano, Sicily, in 1907
  • Agata Adamo, aged 7, who settled in America from Valguarnera, Sicily, in 1910
  • Alberto Adamo, aged 18, who landed in America from Librizzi Messina, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adamo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adamo (post 1700)



  • Donna Adamo (b. 1970), American professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager
  • Vincent P. Adamo, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1954
  • Frank A. Adamo Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Frank A. Adamo Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 87th District, 1966
  • Alfred P. Adamo, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 3rd District, 1948
  • Mark Adamo (b. 1962), American composer and librettist
  • Boari Adamo (1863-1928), Italian civil engineer and architect
  • Salvatore Adamo (b. 1943), Italian composer and singer also known as Adamo
  • Délizia Adamo (b. 1952), Italian singer
  • Christine Adamo, French writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    11. ...

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