Ambury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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)
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 Ambury family to Ireland
Some of the Ambury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Ambury migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
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 
Ambury migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Ambury (post 1700) +
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 
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