Log in  | New? Register

20,669 ADAIR members around the world

Stay informed about ADAIR Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to ADAIR Family online & offline events

My ADAIR family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

ADAIR Family History

This name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name Eadgar, a compound of the elements "ead" meaning "Prosperity -spear". The name is found in Medieval English in various forms i.e. Edgar, Adger, Agar etc., and is first recorded as Edgar in the Domesday Book of 1086, for Huntingdonshire. The surname from this source first appears in the mid 13th Century, (see below). In the "modern" idiom, the name has no less than seventeen spelling variations, including Edgar, Eag(g)er, Egar(r), A(d)ger etc.. On May 29th 1606, William Adair married Margaret Johnstown, at Edinburgh Parish Church, Edinburgh, and Alisone Adair was christened there on November 18th 1610...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous ADAIR (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the ADAIR tribe

  • Find your ADAIR ancestor
  • Tell us about your ADAIR Family
  • Tell us about your ADAIR ancestors
  • Ask a question about the ADAIR history
  • Leave a message for ADAIR family members

Ann (Annie) Adair, born Ireland circa 1805 married to William McCarter, emigrated to South Africa and settled in the Western Cape. Cannot find marriage or emigration records. I found a record indicating she died in 1853. Their son William Michael Adair McCarter added Adair as a third name to all his children.

Norman adair

Are all adairs related in one or another


Invite more ADAIR family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the ADAIR tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the ADAIR Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the ADAIR Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from