Adams Family Crest


Adams family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Adams family crest

Argent (silver) - symbolizes the sincerity and peacefulness of Adams family members.

Gules (red) - is considered 'the martyr's color', and represents the historic military strength of the Adams when needed.

Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family..



 Meaning of the symbols on the Adams family crest 

 The heart - symbolizes the sincere and truthful nature of family members.

The three crosslets - represent the holy trinity and symbolizes Christ's rise from the dead to claim victory over sin. A connection to the family's early religious associations. 


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Origins of the Adams family name

The earliest known origin of the name Adams was recorded as being around the 11th century in England.
It is documented that the name comes originally from the first name 'Adam', which itself is thought to be originally of Hebrew origin, as a reference to "man" or "human".
The name Adam was popular in the Middle Ages in Europe, which led to the widespread use of this family name around that period.


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Summary of the Adams family and the Adams family crest

  • The family name is derived from the first name Adam.
  • The Adams family name is associated with the biblical Adam in the Book of Genesis.
  • The first official recorded use of the Adams name in England was in the year 1273.
  • Devon and Cornwall in England were the areas where the family was most prominently found in early years.
  • The family were recorded as holding lands in these counties from the 13th century.
  • The family was granted a coat of arms in the 14th century.
  • The Adams family has been in America for over 400 years and can be traced back to the early 1600s.
  • Two members of the Adams family have served in the highest office of the United States as president, both 2nd and 6th.
  • The first recorded Adams in America was one 'John Adams', who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the year 1623.
  • Members from the family were among the first to settle in the Massachusetts Colony.