The ancestors of the Ampil family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Ampil is for a person employed as an enameller,
and derives from the Anglo-Norman-French amayler,
of the same meaning. It is also possible that the name refers to one who is employed in a profession which involves horses, as the Old English ambler
and is a technical word for the slowest gait of a horse.
Early Origins of the Ampil family
The surname Ampil was first found in the counties of Suffolk
where they settled soon after the Norman Conquest
. Their ancient estates were in Amblie, in Calvados in Normandy.
Early History of the Ampil family
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Ampil Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ampil family name include Ambler, Ambeller, Amblie, Anbler, Amble, Amblor and others.
Early Notables of the Ampil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ampil family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Ampil family to immigrate North America: Martha Ambler who settled in Virginia in 1721; John Ambler settled in Virginia in 1721; Benjamin in New York State, in 1774; with his wife, Mary, son John, and Ann, his daughter..