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Amen Family History

Amen Name Meaning

Respelling of German Ammann. Muslim: variant of Amin.

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

Similar surnames: Amon, Aman, Ameen, Ament, Aven, Amin, Amer, Auen, Aten, Aken

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Where is the Amen family from?

You can see how Amen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Amen families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Amen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Amen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Amen. 28% of Amen men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Amen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amen were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Amen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Amen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Amen. For the veterans among your Amen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Amen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Amen in 1955 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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