Show ContentsAmat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Amat is derived from the Latin word "amatus," meaning "beloved," and was a popular source of many given names.

Early Origins of the Amat family

The surname Amat was first found in both northern and southern Italy, as Amati and Amato respectively. The surname Amato was, and is, quite common on the southern island region of Sicily, while Amati is common further north, in Campania, and Emilia-Romagna.

Early History of the Amat family

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Amat Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Amato, Amati, Amat, Amata, D'Amato, Amado, Amatucci and many more.

Early Notables of the Amat family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Ferdinando II, Governor of the people of Ferrara, in 1179; and Nicola Amati or Niccolò Amati (1596-1684), an Italian luthier from Cremona. Amati, a family of celebrated Italian violinmakers, who lived and worked at Cremona, and are generally regarded as the founders of the Cremona school. There is...
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Amat Ranking

In France, the name Amat is the 3,858th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]

United States Amat migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E Amat, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • J Amat, aged 32, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Amat (post 1700) +

  • Juan Amat Fontanals (1946-2022), Spanish field hockey player who won the silver medal with the Men's National Team at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
  • Amat Escalante (b. 1979), Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter

  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook