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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : patronymic from the personal name Ade, a medieval pet form of Adam.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : it is unclear whether this name is derived from Ades, the Yiddish name for Odessa, or is an English-based Romanization of the Ashkenazic family name Eydes, which consists of the Yiddish female personal name Eyde (a back-formation from Eydl, from Yiddish eydl ‘noble’) + genitive -s. The Ashkenazic family name Adesman presents the same difficulty.

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