Amos Family History

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Amos Name Meaning

Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Amos, of uncertain origin, in some traditions connected with the Hebrew verb amos ‘to carry’, and assigned the meaning ‘borne by God’. This was the name of a Biblical prophet of the 8th century bc, whose oracles are recorded in the Book of Amos. This was one of the Biblical names taken up by Puritans and Nonconformists in the 16th–17th centuries, too late to have had much influence on surname formation, except in Wales. English: variant of Amis, assimilated in spelling to the Biblical name. It occurs chiefly in southeastern England.

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

Similar surnames: Ames, Ambs, Amor, Amon, Aros, Makos, Amoss, Amy, Ammon, Arons

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Amos Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Amos name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Amos Family Origin

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Amos Family Occupations

What did your Amos ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Amos family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amos. The most common Amos occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Amos's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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Amos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 178,000 census records available for the last name Amos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amos 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Amos. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Amos. For the veterans among your Amos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amos Life Expectancy

What is the average Amos lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Amos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Amos in 1941 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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