D'ambrosio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname D'ambrosio came from the 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. He was Governor of Liguria in northern Italy and became the Bishop of Milan in 374 even though he was not yet baptized. As bishop, St. Ambrose was a brilliant administrator and a courageous opponent of Arianism, which the Emperor Theodosius supported.
Early Origins of the D'ambrosio family
The surname D'ambrosio was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bologna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
As both a forename and surname, we are reminded of the famous Italian painter of the Sienese school, Ambrogio Lorenzetti (c. 1290-1348.) He painted The Allegory of Good and Bad Government in the Sala dei Nove (Salon of Nine or Council Room) in Siena's Palazzo Pubblico. His elder brother was the painter Pietro Lorenzetti.
As a surname, Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis (c. 1455- c. 1508) comes to mind. He was an Italian Renaissance painter, illuminator and designer of coins active in Milan. He gained a strong reputation as a portraitist, including as a painter of miniatures, at the court of Ludovico Sforza. He was born in a family of artists from Lombardy.
Early History of the D'ambrosio family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'ambrosio research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1256, 1655, 1735, 1548, 1608, 1469, 1540, 1429, 1499, 1528 and 1528 are included under the topic Early D'ambrosio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
D'ambrosio Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ambrogi, Ambrogio, Ambrosi, Ambrosio, Ambros, D'Ambrogi, D'Ambrogio, D'Ambrosi, D'Ambrosio, D'Ambros, Deambrogi, Deambrogio, Ambrogelli, Ambrogetti, Ambrogioli, Ambroset, Ambrosani, Ambrosati, Ambrosoni, Ambrogiani, Brogio, Broso, Broggi, Brogetti, Brozolo and many more.
Early Notables of the D'ambrosio family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (c. 1548-1608), an Italian Renaissance painter from Milan. Taught by Gian Paolo Lomazzo, he was an important representative of the Lombard school of painting. On January 25, 2001, his Portrait of Giovanni Angelo was auctioned at Sotheby's for USD'ambrosio D'ambrosio1,435,750.
Teseo Ambrogio degli Albonesi (Theseus Ambrosius)...
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In the United States, the name D'ambrosio is the 8,209th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
D'ambrosio migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
D'ambrosio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alberto D'Ambrosio, aged 23, who landed in America from Galdo, in 1899
D'ambrosio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfanto d'Ambrosio, aged 9, who landed in America from Campagna, in 1903
- Alessandro D'Ambrosio, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Campagna, Italy, in 1904
- Adolfo D'Ambrosio, aged 16, who landed in America from Morradero, Italy, in 1905
- Adolfo D'Ambrosio, aged 24, who settled in America from Napoli, Napoli, in 1907
- Alfonso D'Ambrosio, aged 24, who immigrated to America from Campagna, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name D'ambrosio (post 1700) +
- Paul D'Ambrosio, American journalist and novelist
- Joe D'Ambrosio (b. 1953), American sports broadcaster and play-by-play announcer
- Meredith D'Ambrosio (b. 1941), American jazz singer
- Franc D'Ambrosio (b. 1962), American singer and actor
- Charles D'Ambrosio (b. 1958), American short story writer and essayist
- Joseph A. D'Ambrosio, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 40th District, 2004 
- Dario D'Ambrosio (b. 1988), Italian footballer
- Danilo D'Ambrosio (b. 1988), Italian footballer
- Jérôme d'Ambrosio (b. 1985), Belgian racing driver of Italian descent
- Liliana D'Ambrosio (b. 1964), Australian politician
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