Amelung Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Amelung Name Meaning

German: from the Middle High German personal name Amelung, which was popular in the 12th and 13th centuries. It was adopted in honor of the Amelungen of medieval literature, warriors (in particular followers of Dietrich von Bern and successors of the Gothic royal house) who bore dithematic names of which the first element was amal ‘strength’, ‘energy’.

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

Similar surnames: Emling, Ameling, Meng, Amend, Sieling, Gamelin, Mehling, Appling

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Amelung Family Origin

Where is the Amelung family from?

Amelung Family Occupations

What did your Amelung ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Amelung occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 29% of Amelung's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Amelung family was Engineer. Keeping House, Grocer and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amelung.

View Census data for Amelung | Data not to scale

  • Keeping House

  • Grocer

  • Bookkeeper

  • Engineer


United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Amelung ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Amelung Historical Records

What Amelung family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Amelung. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amelung census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Amelung

Passenger List

There are 486 immigration records available for the last name Amelung. 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.

View all Amelung immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Amelung. For the veterans among your Amelung ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Amelung military records

You've only scratched the surface of Amelung family history.

Amelung Life Expectancy

What is the average Amelung lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Amelung life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Amelung in 1956 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amelung

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amelung ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Look up another name