Ambrose Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Brose, Ambroise, Dambrose, Ambroz, Ambrosia, Marose, Brosz, Lambros

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Ambrose Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ambrose name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ambrose. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Ambrose Family Origin

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Ambrose Family Occupations

What did your Ambrose ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ambrose. The most common Ambrose occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Ambrose's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Ambrose family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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Ambrose Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 131,000 census records available for the last name Ambrose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ambrose census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Ambrose. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Ambrose. For the veterans among your Ambrose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ambrose Life Expectancy

What is the average Ambrose lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ambrose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ambrose in 1940 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ambrose ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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