Amaya Family History

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Amaya Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’ + the article suffix -a. Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘heavenly valley’. It is pronounced Amaya or Amagai in eastern Japan and Amatani in western Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Araya, Anaya, Maya, Arata, Kamiya, Arana, Amari, Amaral, Maza, Amano

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Amaya Family Origin

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Amaya Family Occupations

What did your Amaya ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Amaya. 34% of Amaya men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Amaya women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amaya were Farmer and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • New Worker

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

Amaya Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Amaya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amaya 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Amaya. 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 Card

There are 885 military records available for the last name Amaya. For the veterans among your Amaya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amaya Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Amaya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Amaya in 1944 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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