This page is largely Redundant now and is retained for completeness only.

711 17th Ave.North, Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29575

Crown Charter to Andrew McAdam for the title of Waterhead dated 1569.

World Wide McAdam - McAdams - MacAdams Family Records

The Society collects and preserves the history of the McAdam - McAdams family from its origin in Ayrshire and Galloway, Scotland. The sur-name McAdam and all other spelling versions of the name comes from the same Galloway and Ayrshire, Scotland McAdam family. DNA test have proven the tradition that Adam MacGregor changed his name to Adam McAdam.
Tests also confirmed that he was related to the Chief of the Clan.

Society Records Index Page

McAdam/MacGregor DNA Test Program - News and Help

McAdam Records of Scotland

McAdam Origins A Family Tradition of the McAdams of Waterhead Land Barons of SE Scotland and Allied Lines
McAdam Lineage of Waterhead McAdam of Craigengillan Scotland McAdam's Estate Records
Scotland Birth & Marriage Records John Loudon McAdam

Macadamia nut

McAdam Records of Ireland

Robert McAdam of Belfast McAdam in the Country of Ireland McAdam in Northern Ireland

McAdam in Other Countries

McAdam Records in England McAdam of Australia & New Zealand McAdam Records of Canada. South Africa

McAdam/s in America Records

Scots-Irish in America
American McAdam - McAdams by States including Immigration and War Records

Additional McAdams Information

McAdams Independent Publications see below

MacAdam/McAdam Database

Virtual McAdams Family Reunion of Pittsburgh, Pa.

John and Martha Rogers McAdams Tenn. and Texas

Genforum McAdams Listings


Samuel & Eliz Brown McAdam of Ontario, Canada


The Hiram A. McAdams Family


McAdams Historical Society Society Information

To contact McAdams Historical Society
R. Michael McAdams, Director
E-mail: mlmcadams at

Society Membership List

This web site has been made possible by the members of the McAdams Historical Society Membership

Independent McAdams Publications

A History of the Thomas McCadam (McAdams) Family of South Carolina by William H. McAdams - 320 pages, hard bound cover. From arrival on the Hills borough from Ireland in 1767. Price $35.00, order from W.H. McAdam 1428 Pinnacle View Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-6616 email - wmmca at, tel:505/299-0608.

The McAdams - based on a true story by Jane McAdams Taylor from historical letters and documents from the 1700's. This family can trace their McAdams line from Andrew McAdam who came to America back to the first know McAdams of Scotland. Reports of heirlooms that were passed down for over 200 years.
The novel on CD is $39.95 order from:
McAdams, PO Box 740, Whittier, NC 28789.

The information posted here is a collection provided or jointly researched and supported by the Society's membership. It is a "best effort". The information has been taken from family records and court documents is believed to be accurate . These records have been collected by the Society for over 30 years. This site is not copyrighted and you are welcome to share any information. Your McAdam, McAdams family records or corrections are welcome to be added to our McAdam collection of family history.