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
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.
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