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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.

Ambros Early Origins



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.

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Ambros Spelling Variations


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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.

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Ambros Early History


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Ambros Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ambros research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1488 and 1499 are included under the topic Early Ambros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ambros Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ambros Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ambros In Ireland


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Ambros In Ireland



Some of the Ambros family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 114 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



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 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, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837

Ambros Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Ambros arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hindoo" in 1848
  • James Ambros arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hindoo" in 1848
  • Mary Ambros arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hindoo" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ambros (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Ambros Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ambros 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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