Languedoc region of France, Addan is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Addan family
Languedoc, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Addan family
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Addan Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Addan, including 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 Addan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Addan family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Addan has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Addan 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.
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