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Clan Adam

☀☀ Officially registered clan, without a Clan Chief, registered with the Lord Lyon Court.

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  • Crest: A cross crosslet fitchée Gules surmounted by a sword in saltire Proper
  • Badge
  • Gaelic Name:
  • Motto: Crux Mihi Grata Quies (The cross gives me welcome rest)
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  • Lands
  • Seat: Blair Adam estate, Kinross-shire
  • Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

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Origins of the name

Adam son of Adam was one of the witnesses to the charter by William Bruce to Adam of Carlyle of the lands of Kynemund (1194-1214). An Adam became abbott of Newbattle in 1201, and another Adam from Lennox was a monk of great sanctity.

Andrew Adam was one of the representatives of Lanark in the obligation by the burghs to pay part of the ransom of King James I.

Robert Adam (1728-1792) is considered by many to be the greatest architect of the late 18th century.

William Adam (1751-1839) was a Scottish Member of Parliament (MP) in the British Parliament and subsequently a judge.

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