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Amaro Family History

Amaro Name Meaning

Italian: in part it is probably derived from a shortened form of the personal name Adimaro from ancient Germanic Aud(o)mar from aud- ‘riches’ + mari- ‘famous’. In Sicily it is from the Arabic personal name ‘Ammār (see Ammar ) or a nickname from the Italian adjective amaro ‘bitter disappointed’. Spanish and Portuguese: from the personal name Amaro of disputed probably not ancient Germanic origin (compare above). Saint Amaro is a patron saint of Galician immigrants to Portugal.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Maro, Amar, Amado, Amari, Mauro, Marzo, Caro, Mato, Alamo, Asaro

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Where is the Amaro family from?

You can see how Amaro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amaro family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Amaro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Amaro families living in Texas. This was about 63% of all the recorded Amaro's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Amaro families in 1880.
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What did your Amaro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Amaro. 44% of Amaro men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Amaro women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amaro were Labrador and Assembler. .

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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
  • Jornalero
  • Farmer
  • Labrador

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Assembler
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Amaro. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Amaro. For the veterans among your Amaro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amaro lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Amaro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Amaro in 1949 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

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