Show ContentsAmber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prominent surname Amber originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.

The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Lambert is derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "land", which means "land" or "homeland", and "berht", which means "illustrious". [1]

Early Origins of the Amber family

The surname Amber was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.

By the 12th century, this family was quite important in the Dauphiné and had formed seven branches. Amongst these were the branches of Lambert of Pouget, of Ozon, of Bruyère in Valentinois, of Saint-Christophe in the county of Vaud, Switzerland. Lambert gave its name to La Rochelambert or "Roche of Lambert" and in Velay, Pierre Lambert, Knight, was the Lord of la Rochelambert in 1164. From another branch of this noble family in Languedoc, Raymond and Bernard are mentioned in 1196. [2]

Eustache Lambert, born in 1618, married Marie Laurence, born in 1628, in France. They travelled together to the New World and settled in Quebec where Eustache worked as a merchant in Sainte-Marie. They remained there together until his death on 6th July 1673. [3]

Early History of the Amber family

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Amber Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lambert, Lamberre, Lambere, Lambaire, Lambair, Lamberc, Lembert, Lemberre, Lembere, Lembaire, Lembair, Lemberc, Lanbert, Lanberre, Lanbere, Lanbaire, Lanbair, L'Ambert, Ambert, Lambert, Amberd, Amberde, Lamberd, Lamberde, Ambart and many more.

Early Notables of the Amber family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Pierre Lambert de la Motte (1624-1679), a French bishop, founding member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society and became a missionary in Asia; Michel Lambert (1610-1696), a French singing master, theorbist and composer; and André Lambert, Lord of Soirier and the Chief Auditor in the 1600's. Robvert Cambert, sometimes called Lambert, the originator of French opera, was born at Paris 1628 and was a pupil of Chambonnière's, organist of the church of S. Honoré, and (1666) Intendant of Music to Anne of Austria. The 'Euridice' of Peri and Caccini, performed at Florence in 1600...
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United States Amber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Amber, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [4]

Australia Amber migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Amber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Amber, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Amber (post 1700) +

  • Mel W. Van Amber, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Lewis County, 1894-95 [6]
  • Arnold Amber (1939-2017), Canadian three-time Gemini Award winning national news director at CBC
  • Lauren Amber Aquilina (b. 1995), English singer-songwriter
  • Amber McCleese, American producer, known for Dreamer (2019), School Don't Cost a Thing (2018) and Young Sheldon (2017)
  • Miss Amber Rose Hollands M.B.E., British Acting Corporal for the Royal Army Medical Corps was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017
  • Amber Dotson, American country music artist
  • Amber Zayac, American associate producer, known for her work on Black Dog Running (2008)
  • Amber Rose Tamblyn (b. 1983), American Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominated actress, known for her work in 127 Hours (2010), Django Unchained (2012) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), daughter of Russ Tamblyn
  • Amber Fleury (b. 1979), Canadian recording artist
  • Amber Arrigotti (b. 1991), American model

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  2. Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  4. 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)
  5. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook