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 estimated origin of the name Adams is in the 11th century in England.
It is thought to be derived from the given name Adam, which itself is thought to be originally of Hebrew origin, meaning "man" or "human". 
The name Adam was popular in the Middle Ages, and as a result, there are many people with the surname Adams.


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Summary of the Adams family and the Adams family crest

  • The family name is derived from the given 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.
  • The Adams family were primarily located in the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
  • The family were recorded as holding lands in these counties from the 13th century.
  • The Adams family were 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.
  • Notable members of the Adams family include John Adams, the second President of the United States, and his son John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.
  • The Adams family is one of the oldest and most distinguished families in America.
  • The first recorded Adams in America was one John Adams, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623. 
  • The Adams family was one of the first families to settle in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • The Adams family has also been associated with the establishment of several colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale, and the University of Virginia.