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Ament Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Amand . German: variant of Amend . Hungarian (Áment): probably of German origin (see 2 above). The surname Ament presumably of Hungarian origin is also found in Croatia.

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


Similar surnames: Amendt, Avent, Agent, Mont, Valent, Dent, Gent, Arent, Amend, Lent

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Where is the Ament family from?

You can see how Ament families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ament family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ament families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Ament families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 37% of all the recorded Ament's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ament families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ament surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ament ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ament. 16% of Ament men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Ament women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ament were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ament. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ament. For the veterans among your Ament ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ament lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ament life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ament in 1949 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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