Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Adam, which is itself derived from the Latin name Adamus which means earth.
Early Origins of the MacCaddam family
Annandale where they held a family seat at Kynemund.
Early History of the MacCaddam family
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MacCaddam Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name MacCaddam have been found, including Adam, Adams, MacAdam, MacAdams, MacCaw and others.
Early Notables of the MacCaddam family (pre 1700)
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 MacCaddam family to Ireland
Some of the MacCaddam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacCaddam family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name MacCaddam, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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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