Adam Family History

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Adam Name Meaning

From the Biblical personal name Adam, which was borne, according to Genesis, by the first man. It is the generic Hebrew term for ‘man’, probably from Hebrew adama ‘earth’. Compare the classical Greek legend that Zeus fashioned the first human beings from earth. It was very popular as a personal name among non-Jews throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, and the surname is found in one form or another in most of the countries of Europe. Jews, however, have never used this personal name, except in recent times under Polish and English influence. Among Scottish and Irish bearers it is sometimes a reduced form of McAdam.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Adan, Alam, Adami, Day, Aday, Adams, Adame, Dom, Rada, Adamo

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Adam Family Origin

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Adam Family Occupations

What did your Adam ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Adam occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 22% of Adam's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Adam family was School. Cultivateur, Farmer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adam.

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  • Cultivateur

    22%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • School

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Adam ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Adam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Adam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Adam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Adam. For the veterans among your Adam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Adam Life Expectancy

What is the average Adam lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Adam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Adam in 1942 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Adam ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Adam Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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