Adams Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Adams Family History

If you are conducting some Adams family history research then you can view the Adams coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Adams surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Adams in Ireland is of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers who arrived into the Province of Ulster in the seventeenth century. It is sometiems used as a synonym of Aidy and Eadie in County Down and it is in Ulster that the majority of descendants can still be found.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Adams Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Heart Symbol of Charity, Sincerity and Truth
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