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The name Ammbache comes from Prussia, a historic region that originally encompassed the coastal lands of the southeast Baltic, but over time expanded to include much of Poland and the majority of Germany. In pre-medieval times, these Prussians used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames so that they would remain distinct from the many others with the same first name. Local names were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from", which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Ammbache was a name for some one lived in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland.

Ammbache Early Origins



The surname Ammbache was first found in Brandenburg, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Ammbache Spelling Variations


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Ammbache Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Ammbache include Ambach, Ammbach, Amback, Ammback, Ambache, Ammbache, Ambacke and many more.

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Ammbache Early History


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Ammbache Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ammbache research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1738 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Ammbache History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ammbache Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ammbache Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ammbache Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Ammbaches to arrive in North America, and among them were: several bearers of the name who came to the Eastern United States.

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Citations



    Other References

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    The Ammbache Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ammbache Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 January 2014 at 15:08.

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