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  • Abigail Ames (c.1741 - 1815)
    Born Abigail Foster in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America to Jeremiah and Rebekah (Dickinson) Foster.
  • Ada Semple Ames (c.1860 - 1929)
    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 of History and...
  • Brig Gen. Adelbert Ames (USA), Governor of Mississippi, U.S. Senator (1835 - 1933)
    Ames (October 31, 1835 – April 13, 1933) was an American sailor, soldier, and politician who served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. A Radical Republican, he was ...
  • 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...
  • Amos Ames (1761 - 1821)
    Find a Grave of 1812 Veteran. Enlisted 5/29/1812'''. Maintained by: Edie Originally Created by: 47730809 Record added: Apr 12, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 108385652"Connecticut Births and Christenings,...

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