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Origins of the Adam surname

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We have a total number of 54211 records for people with the last name Adam.

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Where do most Adams live?

In 1921, most Adams lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Adams

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 40,500 records for the Adam surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Adams most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Mc Adams

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What are the most common Adam first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Adams

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Adams in 1921
Dressmaker

234

Domestic Servant

182

F S

138

Housekeeper

137

Annuitant

116

Common Male occupations for Adams in 1921
Farmer

299

Weaver

291

Coal Miner

248

Farm Servant

193

Joiner

160

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