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Origin and Meaning of Ament

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am"ent
A species of inflorescence; a catkin.

Etymology: L. amentum thong or strap

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
  1. A catkin or amentum
  2. A congenital idiot

ament was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Latin, and Romanian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ament

Jeff Ament is an alternative rock, grunge, hardcore punk, hard rock, heavy metal music, and experimental rock musician. He plays Fender Precision Bass and Fender Jazz Bass. His ongoing career started in 1981. Jeff was given the name Jeffrey Allen Ament on March 10th, 1963 in Havre, Montana, United States. Jeff is also known as Al Nostreet.


William was born on September 14th, 1851 in Owosso, Michigan. William is also known as Mei Wei Liang (Chinese name). He left this life on January 6th, 1909.


F. Thomas Ament was a Milwaukee County Executive, Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, Milwaukee CountyExecutive, and Chairman of theMilwaukee County Board of Supervisors. F. was born on November 17th, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. He breathed his last breath on March 10th, 2014.


Walton C. Ament was an attorney, film producer, and attorney at law. Walton was born on January 7th, 1907 in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania. He breathed his last breath on January 23rd, 1968.


Vanessa Ament is a foley artist, author, academic, and foley (filmmaking). She was most active from 1980 to present. Vanessa was given the name Vanessa Theme Ament on January 8th, 1955 in Glendale, California. Vanessa is also known as Ament-Gjenvick and Vanessa.


Edward was born in 1860. He died in 1949.


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Popularity of Ament as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ament U.S.
  White 94.25% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ament

People with the last name Ament are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ament

  • How Popular is the name Ament? As a last name Ament was the 13,138th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ament first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ament is Tuesday, November 19th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Ament? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ament. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ament: Your name in reverse order is Tnema. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emtan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ament? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,330 people with the last name Ament.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ament? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ament as their last name since less than 1 person in 127k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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