The name of Eppadam is Celtic in origin, arising from the ancient Britons
. The name was derived from the personal name Adam.
The surname Eppadam features the distinctive Welsh patronymic
The original form of the name was ab-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 Eppadam family
The surname Eppadam was first found in Denbighshire
(Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales
, created by the Laws in Wales
Early History of the Eppadam family
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Eppadam Spelling Variations
Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh
surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. These spelling variations
began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh
names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic
language of the Welsh
used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Eppadam name over the years has been spelled Abadham, Abadam, Ab Adham, Ab Adam, Ap Adam and many more.
Early Notables of the Eppadam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eppadam family to the New World and Oceana
Many people from Wales
joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh
and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Eppadam: those who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.