Abadam Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Meaning, Origin, Etymology
The Welsh surname Abadam is of patronymic origin, being derived from the personal name of the father of the original bearer. In this instance, surname Abadam is derived from the Welsh prefix “ab” meaning “son of” and the personal name Adam . Thus the surname Abadam signifies “son of Adam.” The personal name Adam is derived from the Hebraic “Adamah” meaning “red earth”. The surname had its roots in the Biblical account of Adam’s creation by God from the clay of the Earth. By the thirteenth century Adam was a favorite font or baptismal name.

Spelling Variations
Variants of the surname Abadam include Apadam, Badams, Baddams, and Badham. References to the surname Abadam or to its variants are found in early English documents that date back to the thirteenth century.

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History, Genealogy & Ancestry
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Symbolism
The meaning of symbols (known as charges) and colors on the Coat of Arms and Crest. These represented the hopes, dreams and ambitions of bearers of this heraldry insignia.

Argent – (Ar’-jent) White or silver. It represents purity, innocence, beauty and gentleness. Cross – One of the earliest and noblest of all the charges. It stands for faith, Christianity and service in the Crusades. Gules – (guelz) The color red. This color signifies the qualities of military strength and nobility and fairness. Mullet – A five pointed star that represents a knight’s spur; they mean divine quality from above. Or – The color gold. It denotes the qualities of generosity and elevation of mind.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

(Sir John Abadam, Baron of Beverston, co. Gloucester; summoned to Parliament temp. Edward I.). In the ancient painted glass in Tidenham church, Gloucestershire, the mullets are pierced of the field. The heiress of Abadam, m. Tomlin Huntley. Ar. on a cross gu. five mullets or.

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