Samuel Adams

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Adams was born on 19 May 1809, in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Adams, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Heath, was 35. He died about July 1809, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Adams
Sarah Heath
Ann Adams
Mary Adams
Sarah Adams
William Adams
Benjamin Adams
Lettice Adams
Edward Adams
Lewis Adams
Thomas Adams
Samuel Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Frances Adams
Lewis Adams
Thomas Adams
Susanna Adams

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  • Samuel Adams, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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