Amy Name Meaning

French: from Old French ami ‘friend’, which was used both as a nickname and a personal name. Variant spelling of English Amey.

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


Similar surnames: Amey, Lamy, Ary, Acy, Goy, Ramm, Ady, Fey, Amos, Camby

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Amy Family Origin

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Amy Family Occupations

What did your Amy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hairdresser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Amy. 25% of Amy men worked as a Hairdresser and 73% of Amy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amy were Retired and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hairdresser
    25%
  • Incapacitated
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Retired
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Amy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Amy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amy 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Amy. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Amy. For the veterans among your Amy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amy Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Amy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Amy in 1951 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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