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  • Ada Semple Ames (c.1860 - 1929)
    She was buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery. Sources: 1. 1920 Federal census, St Louis Ward 25, St Louis (Independent City), MO. 2. Genealogies of Virginia Families, from the Virginia Magazine...
  • Major General Adelbert Ames (USA) (1835 - 1933)
    Adelbert Ames, a Medal of Honor recipient, was the last general officer of the American Civil War from either side of the conflict to die, dying at age 97 in 1933. Adelbert Ames (October 31, 1835 &...
  • Alice Crothers (1889 - 1976)
    Mary Lesley was born to J. Peter Lesley and Susan Lyman Lesley in Philadelphia in 1853. She was educated primarily at home, and was influenced by her parents progressive views and wide-ranging intellec...
  • Betsy Warner (deceased)
  • Blanche Ames (1847 - 1939)
    Blanche Butler Ames (March 2, 1847 – December 26, 1939) was the wife of Adelbert Ames, a decorated general of the American Civil War and Senator and Governor of Mississippi during Reconstructi...

About the Ames surname

The surname Ames is usually either French or Hebrew in origin. The French name comes from the noun amie, meaning a friend or a beloved. Ultimately it is derived from the Latin amicus a derivative of amare, "to love." In Hebrew it literally means burden, but is actually derived from the Hebrew prophet Amos. The name may also be a contraction of Ambrose or Eames.


Variations: Ames, Eames, Aimes, Amos