The name Adam is among the most famous names across the world. However, not so many people know much about its meaning or history. In Hebrew, the name Adam is used when referring to someone of the masculine gender, the man. According to the Hebrew language, the name originates from the word ‘adam,’ which refers to the reddish human skin color.
Christian point of view on the etymology of the name Adam
Adamah in Hebrew word for earth and according to the Old Testament in the book of Genesis, it is stated that the first man Adam was created from the earth. Therefore the Christian perspective points towards the fact that Adam (first man) is a product of the earth (adamah).
The name was widely used during the middle ages. However, when the protestant reformation started in 1517, seeking depart from the Catholic Church, the name began to be widely used because protestants started giving focus to scriptures and not the pope's authority. Biblical names like Adam were now more embraced, and most households across Europe would name their sons Adam.
Muslim point of view on the etymology of the name Adam
When Muslims use the name Adam, they are simply referring to a male child. In Islam, the name is Quranic, and it used when referring to the first person created by God. Further, Adeem in Islam means dust, hence the name Adam because the Quranic point of view on creation is that God created the first man from dust.
Blumenthal is a widespread surname in the Federal Republic of Germany. Its origin is in Prussia a state within Germany which was very prominent between the years of 1701 and 1918. Prussia was however dissolved in the year 1932 whereby the powers that the Prussian Government had were transferred to the Federal chancellor of Germany. Prussia was a state divided into three regions, West and East Prussia and Brandenburg- Prussia. Of the three areas, the specific origin of Blumenthal is Brandenburg-Prussia.
Even from ancient times, the surname Blumenthal has always been a significant force behind the development of ancient Germany, and that is why even to date it is of great significance in Europe and other continents like America. Overtime families with the Blumenthal surname moved to different continents. Some settled in the United States of America while others went to Canada, Scotland and the UK. By the year 1891, London was home to 75% of all the Blumenthal families in the United Kingdom.
Because Blumenthal families are now widespread, there are some factors that holders of the surname need to know.
Means of livelihood for ancient Blumenthal
By the year 1939, the Blumenthal men in the UK did Confectioner Managerial jobs while women handled unpaid domestic duties.
Available family records for Blumenthal families
Migration records, military records and census records are easily traceable for anyone looking to know their ancestral roots and trace their families spread in the various continents.