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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.

Ambridge Early Origins



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.

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Ambridge Spelling Variations


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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.

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Ambridge Early History


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Ambridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ambridge research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ambridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ambridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ambridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ambridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ambridge In Ireland


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Ambridge In Ireland



Some of the Ambridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ambridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ambridge, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"

Ambridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Ambridge Historic Events


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Ambridge Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Walter C Ambridge (b. 1918), English Sergeant serving for the Royal Marine from Wavendon, Bletchley, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Ambridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ambridge 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 April 2015 at 07:32.

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