Anglo-Saxon name MacAddym comes from the given name Adam, which is itself derived from the Latin name Adamus which means earth.
Early Origins of the MacAddym family
Annandale where they held a family seat at Kynemund.
Early History of the MacAddym family
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MacAddym Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name MacAddym were recorded, including Adam, Adams, MacAdam, MacAdams, MacCaw and others.
Early Notables of the MacAddym 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...
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Migration of the MacAddym family to Ireland
Some of the MacAddym family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacAddym family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacAddym family emigrate to 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.
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