The surname Ambrosio 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 Ambrosio family
The surname Ambrosio 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.
Early History of the Ambrosio family
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Ambrosio 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 Ambrosio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ambrosio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ambrosio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Domingo Ambrosio who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1820 at the age of 21
Ambrosio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Angelo Ambrosio, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1903
- Alfonso Ambrosio, aged 29, who settled in America from S. Guiseppe. Napoli, in 1910
- Angelo Ambrosio, aged 17, who emigrated to America from S. Marco, Italy, in 1912
- Angela Ambrosio, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Fagnacco, Italy, in 1912
- Angelo Ambrosio, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Caivano, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ambrosio (post 1700)
- Gabriel Ambrosio, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Franco Ambrosio (1932-2009), Italian millionaire who financed Formula One racing teams Arrows and Shadow in the 1970s
- Marco Ambrosio (b. 1973), Italian football goalkeeper
- Luigi Ambrosio (b. 1963), Italian professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa
- Vittorio Ambrosio (1879-1958), Italian general who served in the Italo-Turkish War, World War I, and World War II
- Jadir Ambrósio (b. 1922), Brazilian musician
- Alessandra Corine Ambrósio (b. 1981), Brazilian model
- Felizardo Ambrosio (b. 1987), Angolan basketball power forward
- Alessandra Ambrosio (b. 1981), Brazilian model