Appadam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the Celtic land of Wales came the name of Appadam. This name initially evolved from the personal name Adam. The surname Appadam features the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefixes ab- and ap-. The original form of the name was ab-Adam or ap-Adam, but the prefixes have been assimilated into the surname over the course of time and the overall spelling has sometimes been extensively altered.

Early Origins of the Appadam family

The surname Appadam was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales, created by the Laws in Wales Act 1536.

Early History of the Appadam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Appadam research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1300, 1327, 1377 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Appadam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Appadam Spelling Variations

Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Appadam has seen various spelling variations: Abadham, Abadam, Ab Adham, Ab Adam, Ap Adam and many more.

Early Notables of the Appadam family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Appadam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Appadam family

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Appadam: those who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.



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