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Ambler Surname Meaning

English (Yorkshire):: (of Norman origin): occupational name from Middle English amayler amelour (Old French esmailleur) ‘enameller’ with intrusive b to give a(u)mbelour. perhaps an occupational name from a shortened form of an unrecorded Middle English amblerer ‘dealer in amblers or saddle horses’. nickname perhaps derived from Middle English ambler ‘walker steady-paced horse or mule’ (ultimately from Latin ambulare ‘to walk’) probably applied to someone with a steady easy-going temperament possibly even a facetious nickname for a walker or fuller. The Middle English verb is also recorded from the 14th century onward in the sense ‘to ride an ambling horse’ so the surname might have denoted someone who rode such a horse though because of its gentle pace it was generally preferred by women.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cobler, Ammer, Alber, Arber, Gabler, Amster, Ambers, Tobler, Wampler

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Where is the Ambler family from?

You can see how Ambler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ambler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ambler families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 34 Ambler families living in Alberta. This was about 41% of all the recorded Ambler's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Ambler families in 1911.
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What did your Ambler ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ambler. 55% of Ambler men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Ambler women worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    55%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ambler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ambler in 1941 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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