Adamo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Adamo family
The surname Adamo was first found in Fermo, a city found on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Early History of the Adamo family
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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.
Early Notables of the Adamo 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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In the United States, the name Adamo is the 10,267th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
| Adamo migration to the United States ||+|
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 immigrated to America from Motta Saff, Sicily, in 1906
- Adelaide Adamo, aged 23, who immigrated 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
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Adamo (post 1700) ||+|
- 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 
- Donna Adamo (b. 1970), American professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager
- Mark Adamo (b. 1962), American composer and librettist
- Délizia Adamo (b. 1952), better known as Délizia, a Belgium-born, Italian singer
- Boari Adamo (1863-1928), Italian civil engineer and architect
- Salvatore Adamo (b. 1943), Italian composer and singer also known as Adamo
- Christine Adamo (b. 1965), French writer