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Origin and popularity of the name MCADAM


McAdam : Scottish and Irish: Gaelic ‘son of Adam’ in which the Biblical personal name has not been Gaelicized. Compare McGaw which is derived from a Gaelicized form of the personal name. In Ireland this name has also been adopted as a surname by bearers of the names McCadden (in County Armagh) and McCaw (in County Cavan) as well as by bearers of a number of unrelated names including Barry (a Norman surname in County Cork).

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

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