When Forest Grant Adams was born on 8 April 1899, in Coldwater Township, Butler, Iowa, United States, his father, Orin Grant Adams, was 29 and his mother, Bertha Mary Uker, was 26. He married Irene Layton in 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bowen Township, Sargent, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States in 1930. He died on 25 November 1969, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, 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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