The name McCaddam is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the given name Adam,
which is itself derived from the Latin name Adamus
which means earth.
Early Origins of the McCaddam family
The surname McCaddam was first found in Annandale
where they held a family seat
Early History of the McCaddam family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCaddam 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 McCaddam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCaddam Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name McCaddam has undergone many spelling variations
, including Adam, Adams, MacAdam, MacAdams, MacCaw and others.
Early Notables of the McCaddam 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 McCaddam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCaddam family to Ireland
Some of the McCaddam 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 McCaddam family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name McCaddam were among those contributors: 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.