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Amari Family History

Amari Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): see Amaro. Arabic: variant of Amar. Japanese: ‘surplus’, usually written with characters used phonetically. It appears to be a shortening of 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’. The surname is found chiefly in northeastern Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Amaro, Amar, Arai, Amara, Hari, Maki, Imai, Omori, Mari, Kamara

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Where is the Amari family from?

You can see how Amari families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amari family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Amari families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Amari families living in Warwickshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Amari's in the UK. Warwickshire had the highest population of Amari families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amari surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amari ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Amari. 20% of Amari men worked as a Clerk and 40% of Amari women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amari were Salesman and Dressmaker.

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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

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Barber
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    40%
  • Finisher
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Dressmaker
    20%
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Census Records

There are 799 census records available for the last name Amari. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amari 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 791 immigration records available for the last name Amari. 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 501 military records available for the last name Amari. For the veterans among your Amari ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amari lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Amari life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Amari in 1962 was 76, and 71 in 2004.

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