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 Amber is derived from a Germanic personal name
composed of the elements "land," which means "land" or "territory," and "berht," which means "bright" or "famous."
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.
Early History of the Amber family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amber research.Another 649 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1196, 1216, 1366, 1500, 1518, 1569, 1589, 1593, 1594, 1620, 1635, 1698, 1736, 1756, 1789, 1624, 1679, 1610, 1696 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Amber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Amber 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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Amber family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Amber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Amber, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Arnold Amber (1939-2017), Canadian three-time Gemini Award winning national news director at CBC