local derivation; that is, it is derived from the name of the place where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case, it is derived from the name of the lands of Adhemar, in the medieval French province of Provence. Provence is located on the Mediterranean coast of France, between the Rhône River and the Italian border. The capital towns of the region were Aix and Narbonne. It experienced its first development of Christianity in the 3rd century. The Franks invaded in the 5th century. Provence was occupied by the Ligures in the 7th century BC and later colonized by Greek traders. The Merovingians and the Carolingians enlarged their shares of the territory and reunited Provence. Provence maintained its independence into the 10th century but it later passed to the Catalonian dynasty. In the 11th century Provence was in a state of disorganization, with real power in the hands of the local counts.
Early Origins of the Adzemar family
Early History of the Adzemar family
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Adzemar Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Adhémar, D'Adhémar, Adhomaris, D'Adhomaris, Addémar, Addemar, Adhemar, Ademar, Adémar, Adzemar, Azemar, Adzémar, Azémar and many more.
Early Notables of the Adzemar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adzemar family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lawrence Gasper Adhémar, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804; Anthony Aymar, aged 30, who settled in Charleston in 1823; Anthony Aymar, aged 33, who settled in Charleston in 1821.
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