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Question: Where does the surname Ambrose originate from!?
just wondering where the surname Ambrose comes from, everywhere I look up gives no definite answer!. I know there's a coat of arms but doesn't everyone have one!Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Well, Ambrose is a Christian name, now rare but fairly common in England in the Middle Ages (it is the English version of the name of St Ambrosius of Milan, an important early Catholic saint)!. So it most likely comes from England, or just possibly from France (the usual French form is Ambroise, but there are a few French Ambroses)!.

No, everybody does *not* have a coat of arms!. The fact that the "we'll sell-you-a-wall-shield-with-your-coat-of!.!.!. companies display one simply means that *one* member of one of the many utterly unrelated families called Ambrose has one!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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!.)Www@QuestionHome@Com