When George Everett Adams was born on 27 September 1845, in Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, James L Adams Jr, was 39 and his mother, Louisa Hephzibah Gowing, was 31. He married Elenora Martin Learned on 5 August 1873, in Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 December 1919, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, 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.