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Amado Family History

Amado Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from a medieval personal name, Amado, Latin Amatus ‘beloved (i.e. by God)’. Compare Italian Amato. Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Spanish family name.

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


Similar surnames: Amato, Amador, Amaro, Amadeo, Malo, Maio, Amico, Amar, Armando, Rado

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Where is the Amado family from?

You can see how Amado families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amado family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amado families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Amado family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Amado's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Amado families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amado surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amado ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Amado. 50% of Amado men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Amado women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amado were New Worker and Operator.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Laundress
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Operator
    23%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Amado. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amado census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Amado. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 610 military records available for the last name Amado. For the veterans among your Amado ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amado lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Amado life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Amado in 1944 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

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