Last name: AMBROSE

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AMBROSE : This last name is indexed 58,397 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

AMBROSE : 1: English and Scottish: from the personal name Ambrose (French Ambroise Latin Ambrosius from Greek ambrosios ‘immortal divine’) which was popular throughout Christendom in medieval Europe. Its popularity was due in part to the fame of Saint Ambrose (c. 340–397) one of the four Latin Fathers of the Church the teacher of Saint Augustine. In North America the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages e.g. Czech Slovenian and Croatian Ambrož (see Ambroz) and also their derivatives e.g. the Slovenian patronymic Ambrožič.2: Irish: from Mac Ambróis ‘son of Ambrose’ (see 1 above); a West Munster name which has also been Anglicized as McCambridge.

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