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Ambs Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. Probably from a Germanic personal name, which also appears in topographic names, whose root is related to German emsig with the early sense of ‘toil’, ‘trouble’, ‘endurance’.

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


Similar surnames: Ames, Amos, Dubs, Arbo, Armes, Ramus, Amor, Almas, Aube, Abt

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Where is the Ambs family from?

You can see how Ambs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ambs family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Ambs families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Ambs families living in London. This was about 63% of all the recorded Ambs's in the UK. London had the highest population of Ambs families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ambs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ambs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ambs. 39% of Ambs men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Ambs women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ambs were Pipe Fitter and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Pipe Fitter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 380 immigration records available for the last name Ambs. 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 624 military records available for the last name Ambs. For the veterans among your Ambs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ambs lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ambs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ambs in 1953 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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