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Amaya Family History

Amaya Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’ + the article suffix -a.Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘heavenly valley’. It is pronounced Amaya or Amagai in eastern Japan and Amatani in western Japan.

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

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116,426 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
864 Military Records
5,008 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Amaya Families

  • Number of Amaya families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Amaya families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Amaya last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Amaya Family Origin

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Amaya Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Amaya

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Amaya Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Amaya census records

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Amaya Civil War Service Records

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