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Ambrose Family History

Ambrose Name Meaning
English: from the English form of the medieval personal name, Latin Ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios ‘immortal’, which was popular throughout Christendom in medieval Europe. Its popularity was due in part to the fame of St. Ambrose (c.340–397), one of the four Latin Fathers of the Church, the teacher of St. Augustine. In North America this surname has absorbed Dutch Ambroos and probably other cognates from other European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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157,150 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,741 Military Records
11,780 Immigration Records
123,390 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ambrose Families

  • Number of Ambrose families
     136 - 269
     46 - 135
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ambrose families
     284 - 565
     95 - 283
     1 - 94
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ambrose families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ambrose Family Origin

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Ambrose Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ambrose

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Ambrose Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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