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Amish Family History

Amish Name Meaning

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

3,099 Historical Documents with Amish on Ancestry.com
557 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
256 Military Records
35 Immigration Records
1,296 Census and Voter Lists
955 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Amish Families

  • Number of Amish families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Amish families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Amish last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Amish census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Amish Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Amish families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Amish Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Amish families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Amish

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Amish Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Amish census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Amish ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Amish Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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