Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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The Ade surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
ADE. A curt form or diminutive of Adam. In the archives of Edinburgh •e find " Ade, alias Adamson." In Sussex and Kent it has been varied to Ayde, Ade, Adey, and Adye. In medieval records Ade is the usual contraction of Adam.