The name MacAddams is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the given name Adam,
which is itself derived from the Latin name Adamus
which means earth.
Early Origins of the MacAddams family
The surname MacAddams was first found in Annandale
where they held a family seat
Early History of the MacAddams family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacAddams research.Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1329, 1460, 1281, 1327, 1891, 1585, 1661, 1656, 1586, 1667, 1654, 1655, 1656, 1658, 1626, 1698, 1651, 1719, 1685, 1719, 1695, 1697, 1689, 1748, 1662, 1720, 1712, 1720 and are included under the topic Early MacAddams History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacAddams Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. MacAddams has been spelled many different ways, including Adam, Adams, MacAdam, MacAdams, MacCaw and others.
Early Notables of the MacAddams family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst bearers of this family name during their early history was William Adams (1585-1661), London Haberdasher born in Newport, Shropshire
, who founded Adams' Grammar School in 1656; Sir Thomas Adams, 1st Baronet
(1586-1667), Lord Mayor of the City of London and a Member of Parliament for the City of London... Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacAddams Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacAddams family to Ireland
Some of the MacAddams family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacAddams family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first MacAddamss to arrive in North America: Andrew Adams, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Dorothe Adams, who arrived in New England
in 1635; Eede Adams, who came to Virginia in 1638; Christopher Adams, who came to Massachusetts in 1644.