The name Adan dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Languedoc
. It is derived from their residence in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Adan family
The surname Adan was first found in Languedoc
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Adan family
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Adan Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name 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 Adan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adan family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Adan has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Adan were
Adan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mae Adan, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)