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Ambridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Ambridge comes from when the family resided beside a bridge over the river Cam. This surname originated as a local name for natives who came from the town of Cambridge. Cambridge was in both Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire.


Early Origins of the Ambridge family


The surname Ambridge was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Ambridge family


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Ambridge Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ambridge include Cambridge, Cambrigge, Cambrigg, McCambridge and others.

Early Notables of the Ambridge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ambridge family to Ireland


Some of the Ambridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ambridge family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ambridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ambridge, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1853.shtml

Ambridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Ambridge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Loch Fleet" in 1878
  • Eilene Ambridge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Loch Fleet" in 1878
  • Winnifred Ambridge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Loch Fleet" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Ambridge (post 1700)


  • Cameron Ambridge (b. 1978), Australian Screen Actors Guild Award winning stuntman in the Film and Television industry, known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Historic Events for the Ambridge family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Walter C Ambridge (b. 1918), English Sergeant serving for the Royal Marine from Wavendon, Bletchley, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

The Ambridge Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.


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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1853.shtml
  2. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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