Amster Family History

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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 1921, Laborer and School were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Amster.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • School

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

Amster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 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 2,000 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.

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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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