Amsterdam Family History

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Amsterdam Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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


Similar surnames: Amster, Alterman, Amsler, Kosterman, Pasternak, Astorga, Stram

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Amsterdam Family Origin

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Amsterdam Family Occupations

What did your Amsterdam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Amsterdam occupation in the USA was Tailor. 100% of Amsterdam's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor

    100%

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

Amsterdam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Amsterdam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amsterdam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Amsterdam. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Amsterdam. For the veterans among your Amsterdam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amsterdam Life Expectancy

What is the average Amsterdam lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Amsterdam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Amsterdam in 1954 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amsterdam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amsterdam ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Amsterdam Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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