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ˈæd əmzadams

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Adams, Sam Adams, Samuel Adamsnoun

    American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)

  2. Adams, John Quincy Adams, President Adams, President John Quincy Adamsnoun

    6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)

  3. Adams, John Adams, President Adams, President John Adamsnoun

    2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

  4. Adams, Mount Adamsnoun

    a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)


  1. Adamsnoun

    derived from Adam.


  1. adams

    Adams is a common surname of English and Scottish origin. It means "son of Adam" derived from its Hebrew meaning "red" or "made from earth". The name can also pertain to various landmarks, places or establishments, specifically named after a person with the surname Adams. This could refer to several notable figures in history, such as former U.S. presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams or philosopher and author Henry Adams.

  2. adams

    Adams is a common surname of English and Scottish origin, meaning "son of Adam." It can also refer to various places in the United States, including towns, counties, or streets. Additionally, it can be a references to several notable individuals such as President John Adams or physicist John Couch Adams. The usage and context can greatly alter the meaning.

  3. adams

    The term "Adams" is primarily used as a surname, originating from Hebrew culture, meaning "son of Adam". It is commonly found across English speaking countries. Notable figures with the surname include the 2nd and 6th U.S. presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as the famous photographer Ansel Adams. Additionally, it may refer to numerous locations in the United States, institutions, or even characters in books or films. The specific context determines its exact meaning.

  4. adams

    Adams is a common surname of English and Scottish origin. It means "son of Adam". It could also refer to various places in the United States, like Adams County or Adams city. Additionally, it can refer to certain public figures, such as John Adams, the 2nd president of the United States. The context or information provided will determine its specific meaning.


  1. Adams

    Adams is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 8,485 at the 2010 census.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ADAMS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Adams is ranked #42 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Adams surname appeared 427,865 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 145 would have the surname Adams.

    74% or 316,706 total occurrences were White.
    19.9% or 85,145 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 10,996 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 9,242 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 3,380 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 2,396 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Adams in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Adams in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Adams in a Sentence

  1. Tawny McMullen:

    Y' all, please put the guns down, jaslyn Adams kids want to play. My kids can't even go out the door because of this violence. Please put the guns down.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I have to prove that I'm not running for president -- if I go beyond the consideration of this to being an active candidate -- to try to break the tie between the Adams family and the Bush family, that really isn't my motivation -- but I have to prove that.

  3. Arthur Mitchell:

    Can you imagine the audacity to take an African American and Diana Adams, the essence and purity of Caucasian dance, and to put them together on the stage ? everybody was against him. He knew what he was going against, and he said,' You know my dear, this has got to be perfect.'.

  4. Glenn Foley:

    The applause tells the story, but Goodell should have squashed it immediately and said, ‘We’re in the process of educating players.’ CTE is real. Adams is 20-something years old, stir crazy right now, in the New York spotlight. I don’t blame him for saying that. But to ignore CTE is to ignore the facts. That’s not the message the NFL wants.

  5. Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli:

    Over the past several weeks, many of you have inquired about the status of Mike Adams, Dr. Mike Adams, in light of the public attention generated by comments he made on his personal social media channels, we can now share the update that after a discussion with Chancellor Sartarelli, Mike Adams has decided to retire from UNCW, effective August 1, 2020.

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