Amster Family History

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Amster Name Meaning

Dutch: from a derivative of Amstel, the name of the river that flows through Amsterdam; hence a habitational name for someone from Amsterdam, equivalent of van Amstel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hamster ‘hoarder’.

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


Similar surnames: Amsler, Oster, Poster, Achter, Tester, Nester, Doster, Auster, Easter

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Amster Family Origin

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Amster Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    33%
  • Cap Mkr.

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Amster family was Laborer. The most common Amster occupation in the USA was Tailor. 33% of Amster's were Tailors. Tailor, Cap Mkr. and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amster.

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Amster Historical Records

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Amster Life Expectancy

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