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Multiple Origins for the Surname MacAdam



In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the first people to use the name MacAdam were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons. The name is derived from the given name Adam, which is itself derived from the Latin name Adamus which means earth.

MacAdam Early Origins



The surname MacAdam was first found in Annandale, where they held a family seat at Kynemund and at Waterhead in the Stewartry of Kirkudbright.

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MacAdam Spelling Variations


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MacAdam Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacAdam, MacAdams, McAdam, McAdams, MacCaw and others.

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MacAdam Early History


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MacAdam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacAdam research. Another 326 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1329, 1460, 1728, 1792, and 1891 are included under the topic Early MacAdam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacAdam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacAdam Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacAdam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacAdam In Ireland


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MacAdam In Ireland



Some of the MacAdam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Adam who wrote an Adam Genealogy which is now part of the American Library of Congress; many in the New world dropped the Mac or Mc from their name. John Adam landed in America in 1685.

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacAdam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacAdam (post 1700)



  • Dr. David Lewis MacAdam (1910-1998), American physicist and color scientist who identified the MacAdam ellipse
  • J. E. L. MacAdam, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956
  • David L. MacAdam, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1964, 1974
  • David H. MacAdam, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1917-26
  • Sir Ivison Stevenson Macadam KCVO, CBE, FRSE (1894-1974), Scottish first Director-General of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), founding President of the National Union of Students
  • Dr. John Macadam (1827-1865), Scottish-born, Australian chemist, medical teacher and politician, eponym of the genus Macadamia and Macadam
  • Reginald Alan MacAdam (b. 1952), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player who played from 1973 to 1985
  • Kevin MacAdam (b. 1967), Canadian former politician and current political advisor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The MacAdam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacAdam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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