Parmanas Ames

1743–1823 (Age 79)
West Bridgewater, Plymouth, Ma

The Life of Parmanas

When Parmanas Ames was born on 2 October 1743, his father, Ebenezer Ames, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Howard, was 35. He married Keziah Kingsley on 20 October 1768, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 1 May 1823, at the age of 79.

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Parmanas Ames
Keziah Kingsley
Marriage: 20 October 1768
Parmenas Ames
Kezia Ames
Daniel H Ames

Spouse & Children

20 October 1768
Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


  • Parmenas Ames


  • Kezia Ames


  • Daniel H Ames


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Name Meaning

1 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.2 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’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Parmenas in entry for Parmenas Ames, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Parmenus Ames in entry for Keziah K. Delano, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Parmenus Ames in entry for Keziah K. Delano, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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