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Origin and popularity of the name ADAMS


Adams : 1: English Dutch and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam. In North America this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages e.g. Greek Adamopoulos Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich) Polish (and Jewish) Adamski.2: Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam with excrescent -s.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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