Lewis Adams

Male11 July 1805–23 September 1850

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Adams was born on 11 July 1805, in Bagnall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Adams, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Heath, was 31. He died on 23 September 1850, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 45, and was buried in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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

Sources (5)

  • Lewis Adams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Lewis Adams, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Ten Generations Of A Potting Family: Founded Upon "William Adams, An Old English Potter"

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World Events (6)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 3

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


Age 10

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


Age 18

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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