Where did the English Adamson family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the Adamson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Adamsone, Addamson, Adamson and others.
First found in the county of Berwickshire on the eastern English/Scottish border, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before the Norman invasion of 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Adamson who settled in Galveston Texas in 1872; George Adamson settled in Virginia in 1679; John Adamson settled in Barbados in 1678.
Motto Translated: The Cross gives me welcome rest.
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Suggested Readings for the name Adamson
* The Adamson as We See Them by Jack Stambaugh.
Some noteworthy people of the name Adamson
* Sir Harvey Adamson, Lt. Governor of Burma in 1890
* Professor Colin Adamson, Rector, London Polytechnic
* Joy-Frederike Victoria Adamson, Painter
* Rt. Rev. Thomas Adamson, Canon, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
* Estelle Adamson, O.B.E., Director of Nursing, St. Thomas Hospital, London
* Sir Kenneth Thomas Adamson, Orthodontist
* William Owen Campbell Adamson, Director-General, Confederation of British Industry
* Robert Adamson (1821-1848), Scottish chemist
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