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About the Adams surname

Much data confirms that this exclusive Adams surname originated in Germany or Prussia and was of the Catholic religion. Henry or Henri Adams b1844 was the one who crossed the ocean and came to America arriving sometime in 1872 and somehow choosing Alden, New York his starting place. As can be seen there are many unknowns to be discovered about our past from 1872 back.

The Adams name is thought to be of Welsh origin, originally Ap Adams(Ap meaning "son of" in Welsh), the Ap was dropped from the name as the Adams became more integrated into English culture and society.