Amador Family History

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Amador Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan: from a medieval personal name, Latin Amator ‘lover (i.e. of God)’, from amare ‘to love’. As a personal name it was particularly popular in the 16th century, having been borne by various saints.

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

Similar surnames: Amado, Amor, Amato, Amaro, Mayor, Madore, Amos, Madej, Amadeo, Major

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Amador Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Amador name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Amador. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Amador Family Origin

Where is the Amador family from?

Amador Family Occupations

What did your Amador ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Amador occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Amador's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amador. A less common occupation for the Amador family was Farmer.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Hand

  • Farmer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Amador ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Amador Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Amador. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amador census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Amador. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Amador. For the veterans among your Amador ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amador Life Expectancy

What is the average Amador lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Amador life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Amador in 1953 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amador

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amador ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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