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The family has been present in Jersey since the start of the 18th century, but it was another 100 years before it really started to become established


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Thomas William Adams, born in St Helier in 1842, and his wife Elizabeth

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Origins of surname

This family name is derived from the oldest personal name of them all - Adam. The actual derivation of Adam is disputed, but it is wedely believed to come from the Hebrew adama, meaning earth.

Early records

Adams first appeared in Jersey church records in 1702, but it was towards the end of the 18th century that the first family really became established.

Variants

  • Adams
  • Adam
  • Adamson

Family records

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Family trees



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Births and baptisms



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Family members who served in the Great War


Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • Emile Adams, of Trinity, Private Dorsetshire Regiment
  • John James Adams, Warrant Engineer RN, HMS Medusa, survived war but was killed at La ROcque during German air raid on 28 June 1940
  • Percy Lancelot Adams (1887- ), Sergeant, Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion, became professional golfer


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Occupation records



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Adams family (and variants) are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Augustine Adam, Fern Cottage, St Martin - 18 December 1937, D/Y/A/101
  • Marie Adam, wife of Joseph Mowbray Laming, 2 St Marks Villas, St Mark's Road, St Helier - 26 February 1915, D/Y/A/74
  • John Adams of St Helier - 26 December 1877, D/Y/A/39
  • Frederick Adams, Beauvoir, St Saviour - 25 November 1938, D/Y/A/103
  • William Adams, 2 May 1711 - D/Y/A/4
  • Maria Adams, Homestill, Gorey Village - 26 August 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • George Adams- 20 August 1921, D/Y/A/81
  • Edmund Adams, St Helier - 23 April 1923, D/Y/A/83
  • Mary Adamson, Crosby House, St Marks Road, St Helier, widow of Edward Buxton - 25 February 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • William Adamson, The Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier - 31 May 1940, D/Y/A/106


Family businesses

Family album

Adams family gravestones

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