Adams Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam. In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Adams Family Origin

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Adams Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Adams family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adams. The most common Adams occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Adams's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Adams Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Adams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Adams in 1940 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Adams

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