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Amos Family History

Amos Name Meaning
Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Amos, of uncertain origin, in some traditions connected with the Hebrew verb amos ‘to carry’, and assigned the meaning ‘borne by God’. This was the name of a Biblical prophet of the 8th century bc, whose oracles are recorded in the Book of Amos. This was one of the Biblical names taken up by Puritans and Nonconformists in the 16th–17th centuries, too late to have had much influence on surname formation, except in Wales.English: variant of Amis, assimilated in spelling to the Biblical name. It occurs chiefly in southeastern England.

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

984,124 Historical Documents with Amos on Ancestry.com
245,000 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,513 Military Records
12,342 Immigration Records
165,929 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Amos Families

  • Number of Amos families
     95 - 187
     32 - 94
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Amos families
     417 - 832
     140 - 416
     1 - 139
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Amos families
     75 - 147
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Amos Family Origin

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Amos Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Amos

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Amos Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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