The surname ‘Amos’ is of Jewish origin. The etymological origen of the surname ‘Amos’ is derived from the Hebrew given name ‘Amos’, which means ‘borne (by God)’. The earliset written reference to someone with this surname pertains to a certain prophet in the eighth century BC., whose oracles are recorded in the Book of Amos. In English (South East) it is probably a variant of of the name ‘Amis’. The given name ‘Amos’, is not found among non-Jews before the Reformation, and so the English surname is unlikely to be derived from it. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Amos’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the seventeenth century were a ‘Aaron Amos’, and “Elizabeth potter’, from Canterbury, England, are recorded as marrying in 1677-8. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that probably one of first individual bearing the surname Amos to emmigrate to America was a certain ‘John Amos’, from the city of London, who at age 27 sailed from the Port of London to P…
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