The present generations of the D'adam family and all its branches are only the most recent to bear a surname that originated in that ancient area known as Languedoc
, France. The D'adam surname comes from an ancestor having lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the D'adam family
The surname D'adam 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 D'adam family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'adam research.Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1705, 1754, 1791, 1792, and 1793 are included under the topic Early D'adam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
D'adam 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 D'adam, 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 D'adam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the D'adam family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name D'adam has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name D'adam 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.