When John Adams was born on 3 October 1778, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Parmenio Adams, was 31 and his mother, Chloe Nearing, was 24. He married Sarah Baker about 1801, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He died on 2 August 1857, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States.
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 .
Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.
History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.
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