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Adam family crest
Crest: A cross crosslet fitchée Gules surmounted by a sword in saltire Proper
Motto: Crux Mihi Grata Quies (The cross gives me welcome rest)
Seat: Blair Adam estate, Kinross-shire
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

Adam History

The name Adam was very popular in England in the 14th century, and was also found in Scotland at this time, although the first reference is to Adam, sub-prior of Melrose who became abbott of Cupar in 1196. 

Adam son of Adam was one of the witnesses to the charter by William Bruce to Adam of Carlyle of the lands of Kynemund (1194-1214).  An Adam became abbott of Newbattle in 1201, and another Adam from Lennox was a monk of great sanctity.

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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.

Robert Adam (1728-1792) is considered by many to be the greatest architect of the late 18th century.
William Adam (1751-1839) was a Scottish Member of Parliament (MP) in the British Parliament and subsequently a judge.