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What does the name Adams mean?

The Adams surname is English and Scottish in origin and is found across Britain, where it appears in records as early as the 1300s (and has later spread across the English-speaking world). Adams is a patronymic surname, referring to those who are the son or descendant of Adam (a popular medieval name, particularly in the 1200s).

The earliest occurrence of the Adams surname in our family history documents is from 1498, and we currently have 3,309,377 records where Adams appears.

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