Amber 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]

Important Dates for the Amber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amber research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 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

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.

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]

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 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
  • Amber McAfee"Maude" Maggart (b. 1975), American cabaret singer and recording artist
  • Amber Caroline Hodgkiss (b. 1989), British actress

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Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  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 http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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