Amy Name Meaning

French: from Old French ami ‘friend’, which was used both as a nickname and a personal name. Variant spelling of English Amey.

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


Similar surnames: Amey, Lamy, Ary, Acy, Goy, Ramm, Ady, Fey, Amos, Camby

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Amy Family Origin

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Amy Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Amy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Amy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Amy family was Slater. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amy.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Slater

    4%

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Amy Historical Records

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Amy Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Amy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Amy in 1951 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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