The ancestors of the Ambury family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Ambury is based on 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 Ambury family
The surname Ambury 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 Ambury family
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Ambury Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ambury include Ambroase, Ambrose, Ambross, Ambroyse, Ambrusious, Ambrusius, Ambros, Ambroise, Ambrorrows, Ambroroughs, Ambury, Amburys, Amborows, Ambroraes, Ambesace, MacAmbrose, McAmbrose and many more.
Early Notables of the Ambury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ambury family to Ireland
Some of the Ambury family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ambury family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ambury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Ambury, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
Ambury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- S. J. Ambury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
- L. J. Ambury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
Historic Events for the Ambury family
- Mr. Edward Thomas John Ambury, British Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html