Adams Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam. In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Adami, Adamson, Adam, Adame, Adamo, Abrams, Adames, Damm, Days, Aders

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Adams Family Origin

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Adams Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Adams occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Adams's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Adams family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adams.

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Adams Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Adams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Adams in 1940 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Adams

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