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Origins of the Amess surname

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About the Amesses

We have a total number of 1468 records for people with the last name Amess.

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Where do most Amesses live?

In 1921, most Amesses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Amesses

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,330 records for the Amess surname. The oldest one dates back to 1858.

Who were Amesses most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Amesses.

What are the most common Amess first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Amesses

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

Common Female occupations for Amesses in 1921


Dress Maker


Domestic Servant


House Servant




Common Male occupations for Amesses in 1921






House Painter


Mill Sawyer


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