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Multiple Origins for the Surname McAdam


Scottish


In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the first people to use the name McAdam 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.

McAdam Early Origins



The surname McAdam 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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McAdam Spelling Variations


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McAdam Spelling Variations



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

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McAdam Early History


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McAdam Early History



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

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McAdam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAdam Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McAdam In Ireland


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McAdam In Ireland



Some of the McAdam 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 were:

McAdam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Archibald McAdam, who landed in New England in 1685
  • George McAdam, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

McAdam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph McAdam, who landed in Virginia in 1769
  • William McAdam, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1774

McAdam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizth McAdam, who landed in America in 1804
  • Elijah McAdam, who arrived in America in 1805
  • John McAdam, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • James G McAdam, who landed in New York in 1835
  • Peter McAdam, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McAdam Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James McAdam, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

McAdam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah McAdam, aged 30, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • David McAdam, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Henry McAdam (aged 31), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

McAdam Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James McAdam, aged 47, a ploughman, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Eleanor McAdam, aged 39, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Margaret McAdam, aged 17, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Jane McAdam, aged 13, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Mary McAdam, aged 9, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAdam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAdam (post 1700)



  • Heather McAdam (b. 1968), American Young Artist Award nominated actress and yoga instructor
  • Doug McAdam, American Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003
  • Sean McAdam, American baseball writer for FoxSports.com, CSNNE.com, and the Boston Herald
  • William McAdam, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1880 (alternate), 1884
  • Lon J. McAdam, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Niagara County 1st District, 1934, 1935
  • James McAdam, American politician, Mayor of Cadillac, Michigan, 1887-88
  • James McAdam, American politician, U.S. Consul in Belfast, 1854
  • George H. McAdam, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1887
  • George G. McAdam, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1888-89
  • Clarence McAdam, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1902
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McAdam Historic Events


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McAdam Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William McAdam, British Greaser from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Michael Mcadam, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name McAdam


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Suggested Readings for the name McAdam



  • Isaac Towell & his Family by Roy H. Towell.
  • My Findings by Lillian Vesta Brown Johnson.

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McAdam Family Crest Products


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McAdam Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The McAdam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAdam 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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