Clan Adam of Blair Adam in Kinross, Scotland; descended from Adam, father of Adam, Sub-Prior of Melrose and Abbot of Cupar in 1189. A descendant of Adam senior, Duncan Adam, accompanied James, Lord Douglas, on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the heart of Robert the Bruce, and from Duncan descended William Adam of Blairadam, the renowned jurist, and his son, Admiral Sir Charles Adam, was a member of Parliament and Governor of Greenwich Hospital. General Sir Frederick Adam was wounded at Waterloo in 1815 and subsequently went to India to become Governor of Madras.
Arms: Argent, a mullet azure pierced of the field between three cross crosslets fitchee gules(Quartered with Littlejohn and Brydon.)
Crest: A cross crosslet fitchee gules, surmounted by a sword in saltire proper.
Motto: Crux mihi grata quies.( The cross gives me welcome rest).