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Amenta Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from any of various minor places in Sicily named Amenta from menta ‘mint’.

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


Similar surnames: Menta, Arena, Armenta, Motta, Abeyta, Mento, Avena, Gaeta, Armento

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Where is the Amenta family from?

You can see how Amenta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amenta family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Amenta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Amenta families living in California. This was about 83% of all the recorded Amenta's in USA. California had the highest population of Amenta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amenta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amenta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Amenta. 55% of Amenta men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Amenta women worked as an Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amenta were Dental Technician and Housework. .

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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
    55%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Dental Technician
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Assembler
    24%
  • Helper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Amenta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amenta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 991 immigration records available for the last name Amenta. 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 450 military records available for the last name Amenta. For the veterans among your Amenta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amenta lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Amenta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Amenta in 1957 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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