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Ames Family History

Ames Name Meaning
English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.German: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname for an active person, from a Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’. Compare modern German Ameise ‘ant’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

1,169,273 Historical Documents with Ames on Ancestry
218,440 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
39,018 Military Records
13,735 Immigration Records
177,522 Census and Voter Lists
720,558 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ames Families

  • Number of Ames families
     294 - 586
     99 - 293
     1 - 98
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ames families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ames census records

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Ames Family Origin

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Ames Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Ames Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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Military Service by Ames

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