Adams, Adamson—MAC ADAIM.—Some families of this name are a branch off from the McGregors of South-Western Scotland, who later assumed the name of Grier, etc. Scottish families of the name of Adamson settled in Cumberland, and the name in some of its anglicised forms is found in various parts of Ulster. Adam as a Christian name is pretty common in the North of Scotland, probably arising from the Irish missionary, St. Adamnan. The Mac Conshnámha sept in North Connacht have assumed the name of Adams.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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