When Mary Jane Adams was born on 27 February 1847, in Darley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Adams, was 50 and her mother, Rachel Robinson, was 42. She married George Guest on 24 May 1866, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Laughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in 1932, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 85.
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.