This noble and distinguished surname is of pre-medieval origins. It derives from the Hebrew word "adama", meaning "earth", and as such is believed to the source from which God created man as recorded in the Old Testament section of the Bible. The surname can be English, Scottish, Irish, Polish, French, Catalan, Greek, Italian, German, Flemish, Dutch, Russian, Croatian, Hungarian, and was also given to 18th century Jews. It is recorded in over seventy spellings. These include such forms as Adami, Adamo, Adamsson, Adamsen, Dami, Adamski, Adamsky, Adnett, Adekins, Ade, Aitken, Aitkin, Atcock, Adamini, Adanet, Adamik, Adamcek, Adamcyzk, Adamec, Acheson, Adamovic, Hadkins, McAddie, Keddie, Kiddy, and many others. The baptismal name was always popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages amongst the non- Jews, and is first recorded in England in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. Other very early recordings include Adam, the sub-prior of Melrose Abbey, Scotland, who became abbot of Cupar, Fifeshire, in 1189, whilst Alianor Adam, was recorded in the 1281 Assize Rolls of the English county of Cheshire. Surnames derived from given names are the oldest and most pervasive surname type, and in religious naming traditions, names were bestowed in honour of saints and biblical figures. Some bearers of the surname in Britain descend from French Huguenot refugees who fled religious persecution in their own country. An example is Jean Adam, a witness at the French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Street, London, on February 14th 1731. The first recording of the family name anywhere in the world is believed to be that to be that of German Adam, and dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls" of the county of Cambridgeshire, England, during the reign of King Edward 1st, 1273 - 1307.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Azam — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Faiyazul Azam (* 1936), indischer Politiker (JD) Ghufran Azam (* 1943), indischer Politiker (Congress) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Azam — Nom très fréquent dans le Tarn et le Tarn et Garonne (également Asam). C est une variante régionale du nom de baptême Adam. On rencontre la forme Azan en Provence. Il s agit d une mutation consonantique assez courante dans le Midi et notamment… …   Noms de famille

  • Azam —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Eugène Azam (1822 1899), chirurgien et psychologue français ; Geneviève Azam (née en 1953), maître de conférence en économie, militante …   Wikipédia en Français

  • AZAM — (C: Azamât) Kin, husûmet, adâvet, garaz, fena niyet. * Öfke, hiddet. * Kıskançlık …   Yeni Lügat Türkçe Sözlük

  • Azam ali — Azam Ali. Azam Ali est une chanteuse née en Iran. Elle a grandi en Inde et aux États Unis, où elle vit depuis 1985. Marquée dans son enfance par la musique indienne qu elle écoute dans les temples, elle découvre la musique médiévale occidentale à …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Azam Ali — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Azam Ali Información personal Origen Irán Ocupación(es) Música, Compositora Información artística …   Wikipedia Español

  • Azam Ali — (persisch ‏اعظم علی‎, DMG Aʿẓam ʿAlī; * 1970 in Teheran, Iran) ist eine in Kanada lebende Sängerin iranischer Abstammung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Azam Ali — Azam Ali. Azam Ali est une chanteuse née en Iran en 1970. Elle a grandi en Inde et aux États Unis, où elle vit depuis 1985. Marquée dans son enfance par la musique indienne qu elle écoute dans les temples, elle découvre la musique médiévale… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Azam Khan (squash player) — Azam Khan (Urdu: اعظم خان) is a former squash player from Pakistan who won the British Open four times between 1959 and 1962.Azam was introduced to squash by his older brother, Hashim Khan, who was also one of the world s top squash players in… …   Wikipedia

  • Azam Khan — may refer to one of several people:*Azam Khan (computer Entrepreneur) *Azam Khan (cricketer) *Azam Khan (singer) *Azam Khan (squash player) *Azam Khan (general) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.