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Origins of the Ames surname

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About the Ameses

We have a total number of 25628 records for people with the last name Ames.

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Where do most Ameses live?

In 1921, most Ameses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Ameses

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We have 19,800 records for the Ames surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Ameses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Ames first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ameses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ameses in 1921




Living On Own Means


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Ameses in 1921




Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Hands


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