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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Typical jobs for Adamses
Hard-working people, the Adamses. 2633 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Adamses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Adams in London.
Adamses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Adamses were angels, apparently. We found 3031 in criminal records.
Adamses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3654 Adamses served in the First World War.