Ambros History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Ambros was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the medieval given name Ambrose, which was in turn derived from the Latin Ambrosius, which means immortal. The name Ambrose was extremely popular and spread rapidly because of devotion to Saint Ambrose, who lived during the 4th century and was one of the four Fathers of the Western Christian church.
Early Origins of the Ambros family
The surname Ambros was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor in that county. Some say that this name is descended from the Greek, meaning "immortal or divine," but it is more likely that the name is Norman and is taken from one of the great fathers of the Latin Church. Pierre de Ambroise was the Seigneur of Chaumont in Normandy and was living in 1440, apparently the surviving Norman branch of the family name. This family intermarried with the descendants of King Charles VII of France and is directly descended from Jacqueline, the King's mistress. The family were settled in Lancashire soon after the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Ambros family
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Ambros Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Ambroase, Ambrose, Ambross, Ambroyse, Ambrusious, Ambrusius, Ambros, Ambroise, Ambrorrows, Ambroroughs, Ambury, Amburys, Amborows, Ambroraes, Ambesace, MacAmbrose, McAmbrose and many more.
Early Notables of the Ambros family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Joshua Ambrose, curator and rector of the Church of West Derby, Lancashire in 1662. 
Isaac Ambrose (1604-1662), was a Lancashire divine...
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Migration of the Ambros family to Ireland
Some of the Ambros family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Ambros migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Ambros or a variant listed above were:
Ambros Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Ambros, who landed in Maryland in 1761
- Stephen Ambros, who landed in Mississippi in 1799 
Ambros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Vicente Ambros, aged 19, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837 
Ambros migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Ambros Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Ambros, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hindoo" in 1848 
- James Ambros, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hindoo" in 1848 
- Mary Ambros, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hindoo" in 1848 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ambros (post 1700) +
- Victor Ambros, American developmental biologist and co-winner of a 2008 Lasker Award
- Joseph A. Ambros, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1918 
- Otto Ambros, executive with I.G. Farben
Related Stories +
- ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HINDOO 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Hindoo.gif
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html