Ambrosetti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Ambrosetti came from the 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. He was Governor of Liguria in northern Italy and became the Bishop of Milan in 374 even though he was not yet baptized. As bishop, St. Ambrose was a brilliant administrator and a courageous opponent of Arianism, which the Emperor Theodosius supported.

Early Origins of the Ambrosetti family

The surname Ambrosetti was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bologna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

As both a forename and surname, we are reminded of the famous Italian painter of the Sienese school, Ambrogio Lorenzetti (c. 1290-1348.) He painted The Allegory of Good and Bad Government in the Sala dei Nove (Salon of Nine or Council Room) in Siena's Palazzo Pubblico. His elder brother was the painter Pietro Lorenzetti.

As a surname, Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis (c. 1455- c. 1508) comes to mind. He was an Italian Renaissance painter, illuminator and designer of coins active in Milan. He gained a strong reputation as a portraitist, including as a painter of miniatures, at the court of Ludovico Sforza. He was born in a family of artists from Lombardy.

Early History of the Ambrosetti family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ambrosetti research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1256, 1655, 1735, 1548, 1608, 1469, 1540, 1429, 1499, 1528 and 1528 are included under the topic Early Ambrosetti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ambrosetti Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ambrogi, Ambrogio, Ambrosi, Ambrosio, Ambros, D'Ambrogi, D'Ambrogio, D'Ambrosi, D'Ambrosio, D'Ambros, Deambrogi, Deambrogio, Ambrogelli, Ambrogetti, Ambrogioli, Ambroset, Ambrosani, Ambrosati, Ambrosoni, Ambrogiani, Brogio, Broso, Broggi, Brogetti, Brozolo and many more.

Early Notables of the Ambrosetti family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (c. 1548-1608), an Italian Renaissance painter from Milan. Taught by Gian Paolo Lomazzo, he was an important representative of the Lombard school of painting. On January 25, 2001, his Portrait of Giovanni Angelo was auctioned at Sotheby's for USAmbrosetti Ambrosetti1,435,750. Teseo Ambrogio degli Albonesi (Theseus Ambrosius)...
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Migration of the Ambrosetti family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Domingo Ambrosio who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1820 at the age of 21.


Contemporary Notables of the name Ambrosetti (post 1700) +

  • Antonio Ambrosetti (1944-2020), Italian mathematician who worked in the fields of partial differential equations and calculus of variations


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