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The name Ambler was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Ambler is a name for a person employed as an enameller, and derives from the Anglo-Norman-French amayler, of the same meaning. It is also possible that the name refers to one who is employed in a profession which involves horses, as the Old English ambler means walker, and is a technical word for the slowest gait of a horse.

Ambler Early Origins



The surname Ambler was first found in the counties of Suffolk where they settled soon after the Norman Conquest. Their ancient estates were in Amblie, in Calvados in Normandy.

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Ambler Spelling Variations


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Ambler Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Ambler, Ambeller, Amblie, Anbler, Amble, Amblor and others.

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Ambler Early History


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Ambler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ambler research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1166 and 1924 are included under the topic Early Ambler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ambler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ambler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ambler or a variant listed above:

Ambler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Ambler, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1637 [1]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)

Ambler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martha Ambler who settled in Virginia in 1721
  • John Ambler, who settled in Virginia in 1721
  • Joseph Ambler, who arrived in America in 1723 [1]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)
  • John Ambler, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]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)
  • Benjamin Ambler in New York State, in 1774 with his wife, Mary, son John, and Ann, his daughter

Ambler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Ambler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [1]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)
  • N Ambler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]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)
  • Isaac Ambler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867 [1]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)
  • William H Ambler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]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)

Ambler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Ambler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Ambler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Ambler, aged 40, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • James Ambler, aged 23, a plasterer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Harold Ambler, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1880
  • Bertha Ambler, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ambler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ambler (post 1700)



  • George Ambler, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 42nd District; Elected 2012
  • Fred Ambler, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 10th District, 1942
  • Franklin P. Ambler (1825-1865), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 10th District, 1861
  • David I. Ambler, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1816-17
  • Daniel G. Ambler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Florida, 1896; National Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 2nd District, 1896
  • D. L. Ambler, American Democrat politician, Chair of Putnam County Democratic Party, 1940-41
  • Gordon B. Ambler, American politician, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, 1940-44
  • Henry S. Ambler, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 24th District, 1899-1905
  • Jacob A. Ambler (1829-1906), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives from Columbiana County, 1858-59; District Judge in Ohio, 1859-67; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1869-73
  • John C. Ambler (b. 1802), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1847
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  11. ...

The Ambler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ambler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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