Amelia Family History

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Amelia Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Melia, Melis, Melin, Meli, Melita, Mejia, Melka, Elia, Milia, Mella

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Amelia Family Origin

Where is the Amelia family from?

Amelia Family Occupations

What did your Amelia ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, At Home and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amelia. The most common Amelia occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 29% of Amelia's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Amelia family was Grocer.

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  • Keeping House

    29%
  • At Home

    14%
  • Fisherman

    14%
  • Grocer

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Amelia ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Amelia Historical Records

What Amelia family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Amelia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amelia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Amelia

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Amelia. 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 Card

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

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Amelia Life Expectancy

What is the average Amelia lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Amelia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Amelia in 1959 was 55, and 70 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amelia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amelia ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Amelia Family

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