Last Name ADAMS


Meaning Man, earthly. Adams is remarkably well represented in the United States. Many Adams, Addams, Adamsons, or Addamsons were among the early settlers.
Man, earthly, or red. The surname of Adam is of great antiquity in Scotland. Duncan Adam, son of Alexander Adam, lived in the reign of King Robert Bruce, and had four sons, from whom all the Adams, Adamsons, and Adies in Scotland are descended.
Origin English, Hebrew, Jewish, Spanish, Dutch, Lithuanian, Polish, Chilean, Irish, Slovakian, Falkland, Maori, Creole, Belgian, Flemish, Cameroonian, Nigerian, South african, Hungarian, Guam

Rank 39 (2000 US census) 36 (1990 US census)
Count 413,086 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 76.17%, or 314648 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 19.2%, or 79313 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.45%, or 1859 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.79%, or 3263 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.63%, or 6733 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.76%, or 7270 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest baby names

We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880. There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.

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English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

Surnames that make great first names

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