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Amesbury Family History

Amesbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Wiltshire recorded c. 880 as Ambresbyrig from an unattested Old English personal name Ambre + Old English byrig dative case of burh ‘fortified place’.

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


Similar surnames: Alsbury, Asbury, Marksbury, Sainsbury, Salisbury, Westbury, Malsbury

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Where is the Amesbury family from?

You can see how Amesbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amesbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amesbury families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Amesbury family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Amesbury's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Amesbury families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amesbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amesbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Amesbury. 24% of Amesbury men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Amesbury women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amesbury were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Manager
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • School Teacher
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Amesbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amesbury 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 777 immigration records available for the last name Amesbury. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Amesbury. For the veterans among your Amesbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amesbury lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Amesbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Amesbury in 1963 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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