Amari Family History
Amari Name Meaning
Italian (mainly Sicily): patronymic or plural form of Amaro . Japanese: written 余 ‘surplus’ usually phonetically 甘利 or 天利. It appears to be a shortening of 余戸 amaribe ‘surplus doors’ a reference to the practice among census takers from ancient times up to the era of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603–1867) of listing households in groups of fifty; any households exceeding this number or a multiple of it were referred to as ‘surplus’. This surname is found mainly in northeastern Japan.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022