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Ambrose

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges

in A Dictionary of First Names

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198610601
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191726675
Ambrose

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form of the Late Latin name Ambrosius, from post-classical Greek Ambrosios ‘immortal’. This was borne by various early saints, most notably a 4th-century bishop of Milan. The name has never been common in England, but has enjoyed considerably greater popularity in Roman Catholic Ireland, where the surname ...

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Subjects: Names Studies

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