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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

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Where is the Amos family from?

You can see how Amos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amos families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 177 Amos families living in New Brunswick. This was about 31% of all the recorded Amos's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Amos families in 1911.
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What did your Amos ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Amos. 39% of Amos men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Amos women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amos were Carpenter and Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Dressmaker
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 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.

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There are 26,000 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.

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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.

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