Last name origins & meanings:
- English (Yorkshire): 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. Reaney suggests that it may have been a facetious
nickname for a fuller.
- Richard Ambler is recorded in MA in 1639, in the New Haven Colony
by 1647, and still living in CT in 1700. Many bearers are descended
from William Ambler, who was mayor of Doncaster in 1717, at least one
of whose sons settled in VA.
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