Amish 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.

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Amish Family Origin

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Amish Family Occupations

What did your Amish ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Moulder

    17%
  • Shoemaker

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Amish family was Shoemaker. Farmer and Moulder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Amish. The most common Amish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Amish's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Amish | Data not to scale

Amish Historical Records

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Amish Life Expectancy

What is the average Amish lifespan?

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United States

Between 1963 and 2002, Amish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Amish in 1963 was 75, and 102 in 2002.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amish

Famous Amish Family

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