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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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Amos Family Origin

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Amos Family Occupations

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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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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Dressmaker
  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Amos Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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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Amos Life Expectancy

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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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