The Addame name comes from that Medieval landscape of southern France known as Languedoc
. The name Addame was originally derived from the family having lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Addame family
The surname Addame 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.
Early History of the Addame family
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Addame Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Addame, some of which 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 Addame family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Addame family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Addame were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Addame were Caspar Adam settled in Philadelphia in 1773; Carel Adam settled in Philadelphia in 1739; George Adam settled in New Orleans in 1820; Jean Adam settled in New York in 1774.