Lillias Adams

Brief Life History of Lillias

When Lillias Adams was born on 20 June 1798, in Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Adam, was 26 and her mother, Agnes Brown, was 29.

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James Adam
Agnes Brown
Mary Adams
Janet Adams
William Adam
John Adam
Elizabeth Adam
Elizabeth Adams
Agness Adams
Lillias Adams
Martin Adams
James Adam
David Adams
George Thomas Adams
Elizabeth Adams
John Adam

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  • 22/06/1798 Adam, Lillias (O.P.R. Births 689/00 0090 0312 Inveresk and Musselburgh, p. 89)
  • Church of Scotland, Inveresk Parish.

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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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