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Amster Name Meaning

Dutch: from a derivative of Amstel, the name of the river that flows through Amsterdam; hence a habitational name for someone from Amsterdam, equivalent of van Amstel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hamster ‘hoarder’.

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


Similar surnames: Amsler, Oster, Poster, Achter, Tester, Nester, Doster, Auster, Easter

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Amster Family Origin

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Amster Family Occupations

What did your Amster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Amster family was Laborer. Tailor, Cap Mkr. and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amster. The most common Amster occupation in the USA was Tailor. 33% of Amster's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor

    33%
  • Cap Mkr.

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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

Amster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Amster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Amster. 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 Card

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

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Amster Life Expectancy

What is the average Amster lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Amster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Amster in 1957 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amster 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.

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