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Amano Name Meaning

Japanese: found mostly along the southeastern seaboard of Japan and in the Ryukyu Islands; in the former case it is probably a habitational name from Amano (‘heavenly plain’) in Izu (now part of Shizuoka prefecture).

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

Similar surnames: Asano, Mano, Asato, Kano, Nagano, Amaro, Yano, Samano, Olano, Armand

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Where is the Amano family from?

You can see how Amano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amano family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Amano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Amano families living in California. This was about 86% of all the recorded Amano's in USA. California had the highest population of Amano families in 1880.
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What did your Amano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Amano. 23% of Amano men worked as a Laborer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Yardman
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Amano. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 396 military records available for the last name Amano. For the veterans among your Amano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amano lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Amano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Amano in 1952 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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