When Orval Webster Adams Sr was born on 10 April 1884, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, his father, Orval Ferdinand Adams, was 25 and his mother, Marion Nelson, was 22. He married Luella Nebeker on 2 June 1911, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1922 and United States in 1949. He died on 18 May 1968, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, 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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