Amos Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Amos Name Meaning

Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Amos, of uncertain origin, in some traditions connected with the Hebrew verb amos ‘to carry’, and assigned the meaning ‘borne by God’. This was the name of a Biblical prophet of the 8th century bc, whose oracles are recorded in the Book of Amos. This was one of the Biblical names taken up by Puritans and Nonconformists in the 16th–17th centuries, too late to have had much influence on surname formation, except in Wales. English: variant of Amis, assimilated in spelling to the Biblical name. It occurs chiefly in southeastern England.

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


Similar surnames: Ames, Ambs, Amor, Amon, Aros, Makos, Amoss, Amy, Ammon, Arons

Ready to discover your family story?

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

Amos Family Origin

Where is the Amos family from?

Amos Family Occupations

What did your Amos ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Amos family was Labourer. Farmer, Laborer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amos. The most common Amos occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Amos's were Farmers.

View Census data for Amos | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farmer Son

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

Amos Historical Records

What Amos family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Amos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amos 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 Amos

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Amos. 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 Amos immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Amos military records

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

Amos Life Expectancy

What is the average Amos lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Amos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Amos in 1941 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amos

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amos 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.

Famous Amos Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Look up another name