Amy Name Meaning

French: from Old French ami ‘friend’, which was used both as a nickname and a personal name. Variant spelling of English Amey.

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

Similar surnames: Amey, Lamy, Ary, Acy, Goy, Ramm, Ady, Fey, Amos, Camby

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Amy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Amy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Amy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Amy Family Origin

Where is the Amy family from?

Amy Family Occupations

What did your Amy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Amy occupation in Canada was Going To School. 32% of Amy's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Amy family was Merchant. Going To School, Farmer and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amy.

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  • Going To School

  • Farmer

  • Agent

  • Merchant


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Amy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Amy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amy 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Amy. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Amy. For the veterans among your Amy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amy Life Expectancy

What is the average Amy lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Amy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Amy in 1951 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amy 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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