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.
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.
"No doubt the fair amount of popularity obtained in England for this fontal name was due to the great St. Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan." 
Early Origins of the Ambury family
The surname Ambury was first found in Norfolk where the Latin form Ambrosius was recorded 1168-1175 at Holme. 
Almost one hundred years later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included many different early spelling throughout ancient Britain: William Ambroys, Bedfordshire; Robert Ambros , Huntingdonshire; Richard Ambrosie, Huntingdonshire; and Henry Ambreis, Oxfordshire. 
Later, William Ambroys was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1332. 
Later in Scotland, "William Ambrosij (gen.) was burgess of Glasgow in 1488; and in 1499 a payment of eight bolls of wheat was made to Alexander Ambrose and his wife. Alexander Ambroise was minister at Newbotle, 1609. John Ambrose of Graystain was charged with assault in 1628, Jean Ambrois was a resident in Dunkeld in 1675, and four individuals of this name are recorded in Edinburgh in the seventeenth century." 
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 
|Historic Events for the Ambury family ||+|
- Mr. Edward Thomas John Ambury, British Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking 
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