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"ADAM. Bardsley says that "six centuries ago Adam probably ranked as second or third favourite among boys' names throughout England. In the north it attained a most remarkable pre-eminence." It was also a popular name in Scotland. Douglas (Baronage, p. 255) absurdly says that a Duncan Adam, who lived in the reign of Robert the Bruce, had four sons, Robert, John, Reginald, and Duncan, and that from them "all the Adams, Macadams, Adamsons, and Adies in Scotland are descended, which sufficiently appears from their carrying the same figures in their armorial bearings. Adam, sub-prior of Melrose became abbot of Cupar, 1189 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. xlix). Adam son of Adam was one of the witnesses to the charter by William Bruce to Adam of Carlyle of the lands of Kynemund, c. 1194-1214 ( (Annandalo, I, p. 2; Bain, i, 606), and he also witnessed the resignation by Dunegal, son of Udard of a carucate of land in Warmanbie within the same period. Adam became abbot of Newbattle in 1201 (Chron. Matt.), and another Adam, a native of Lennox (Levenax), was a monk of great sanctity (ibid.). Duncan filius Ade occurs as witness in a charter gifting the church of Wemyss to the Hospital of Soltre, now Soutra in Midlothian, between 1200-1240 (Soltre, p. 14). Sir Ade, a Pope's knight, was vicar of Inverkippe, 1329 (ER., i, p. 209), Andrew Adam was one of the representatives of Lanark in the obligation by the burghs to pay part of the ransom of King James i (APS., i, p. 517), and William, son of Ade de Kydlaw, was a charter witness at Yester, 1374 (Yester, p. 26). Robert Adam (1728 81792), architect, and William Adam (1751 11839), politician, were two of the most eminent of the name. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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