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Amer Family History

Amer Name Meaning

Muslim: variant of Amir . Muslim: from a variant of ʿAmr an early Arabic personal name related to Amir 2 and Omar English: variant of Aymer from the Middle English personal name Aimar found in Domesday Book as one of the forms of the Old English name Æthelmǣr. Aimar may also derive from an ancient Germanic personal name either Agimar or (H)adamar transmitted via Old French. See Amar . Catalan: habitational name from a place called Amer in Girona province Catalonia (Spain). The name is frequently found in the Balearic Islands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hamer, Amber, Omer, Damer, Amen, Amir, Aker, Ater, Ager, Arey

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You can see how Amer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 37 Amer families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Amer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Amer families in 1911.
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What did your Amer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Merchant was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Amer. 43% of Amer men worked as a Merchant. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Merchant
  • Agent
  • Farmer
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There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Amer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Amer. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Amer. For the veterans among your Amer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Amer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Amer in 1943 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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