The surname Addamo is an Italian patronymic
surname; that is, it was a name created from the first name of the father. Addamo is derived 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 Addamo family
The surname Addamo was first found in Fermo, a city found on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Early History of the Addamo family
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Addamo Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations
. The recorded spellings of Addamo 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 Addamo 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... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Addamo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Addamo family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Addamo were Martin Adami, who moved to the U.S. along with his family in 1851; Herman Adami sailed to New York with his wife in 1850; Felice Adami sailed to America in 1855.