When the ancestors of the Ombler family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name 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 Ombler family
The surname Ombler 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 Ombler family
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Ombler Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Ambler, Ambeller, Amblie, Anbler, Amble, Amblor and others.
Early Notables of the Ombler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ombler family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Ombler or a variant listed above: 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..