First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Loves
- French: Friend
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name
Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin
amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin
derivative of this, Amicius.
- German: of uncertain
origin. Perhaps a nickname for an active person, from a Germanic word
related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’. Compare modern
German Ameise ‘ant’.
- William Ames, the son of Richard Ames of Bruton, Somerset, came to
Braintree, MA, from England in about 1640. He had numerous prominent
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