Clan Adam Crest
Worn by all of the name and ancestry.
A cross crosslet fitchée, Gules, surmounted by a sword in saltire, Proper
Clan Adam Coats of Arms
A note on Coats of Arms:
Under Scottish heraldic law a coat of arms is awarded to an individual (with the exception of civic or corporate arms) . There is no such thing as a ‘family coat of arms’ The arms represented below are personal arms (with the above exceptions). Only the individual granted these arms has the right to use them. for more information see our pages on heraldry here:
ADAM of Blair-Adam: Argent, a mullet pierced, Azure, between three crosses crosslet fitchée, Gules.
His Honour John Roderick Seton Adams Arms: Per chevron Gules and Argent in chief two cross crosslets fitchée Argent and in base a saltire Azure between an edock leaf Vert in chief and three crescents Gules in flanks and base.
Crest: A cross crosslet fitchée Gules surmounted by a sword in saltire Azure hilted and pommelled Or.
Motto: VIRTUS VERITAS
Granted: The Court of the Lord Lyon, 14th October 1987. Lyon Register, volume 71, folio 54. The arms were granted in memory of my father George Gershom Adams. “The cross crosslets fitche are for Adams, the dock leaf and saltire are for Marshall, my father’s maternal line. The three crescents are for Seton. The crest has been used on seals, rings and silver for at least four generations of the family in Edinburgh but no earlier matriculation exists.