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Amor Surname Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from amor ‘love’ used to denote an illegitimate child and also a philanderer. Spanish Portuguese and French: from the medieval personal name Amor (from Latin amor ‘love’) which was popular in Spain Italy and France. See also Amour English: variant of Amour . Muslim (Maghreb) and Jewish (from Maghreb): variant of Amour

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Amore, Amory, Amos, Amo, Amador, Amon, Mar, Mort, Amores, Amy

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Where is the Amor family from?

You can see how Amor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amor families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 199 Amor families living in Wiltshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Amor's in United Kingdom. Wiltshire had the highest population of Amor families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amor ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Amor. 10% of Amor men worked as a Farm Labourer and 68% of Amor women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amor were Farm Carter and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Cowman
    9%
  • Farm Carter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Housekeeper
    2%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Amor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Amor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Amor. For the veterans among your Amor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amor lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Amor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Amor in 1952 was 25, and 64 in 2004.

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