Amos Name Meaning

Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Amos, of uncertain origin, in some traditions connected with the Hebrew verb amos ‘to carry’, and assigned the meaning ‘borne by God’. This was the name of a Biblical prophet of the 8th century bc, whose oracles are recorded in the Book of Amos. This was one of the Biblical names taken up by Puritans and Nonconformists in the 16th–17th centuries, too late to have had much influence on surname formation, except in Wales. English: variant of Amis, assimilated in spelling to the Biblical name. It occurs chiefly in southeastern England.

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

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Amos Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Amos family was Farm Laborer. The most common Amos occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Amos's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amos.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Amos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Amos in 1941 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amos

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