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Type Surname
Usage English
Other Forms FormsAmes, Emes, Eams

Meaning & History

Probably from the possessive case of the Middle English word eam ‘uncle’, denoting a retainer in the household of the uncle of some important local person. Possibly also a variant of Ames.
Added 5/14/2014 by LMS
Edited 6/24/2016 by LMS