Amesbury


Amesbury
This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is a locational surname deriving from the place in Wiltshire called "Amesbury". The placename is first recorded circa 880 in the "Saxon Charters" as "Ambresbyrig", and means "Ambr's fortress", derived from the Old English pre 7th Century personal name "Ambr", after the Old Germanic name "Ambricus", thought to mean "immortal", from the Greek "Ambrosios", with Old English "burg" or "burh" meaning a fort or fortified place and often referring to a Roman or other pre-English fort. The surname is particularly well recorded in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset and also appears in London at the beginning of the 17th Century. One Grizell Amesbury married Nicholas Couletarte on the 28th January 1641 at St. Brides, Fleet Street in London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Christian Amsburie, married John Osburne, which was dated 7th August 1578, Bitton, Gloucestershire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Amesbury, MA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 12327 Housing Units (2000): 5099 Land area (2000): 5.309883 sq. miles (13.752534 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.365151 sq. miles (0.945737 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.675034 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Amesbury — Amesbury, 1) Stadt, so v.w. Amerbury; 2) Stadt am Merrimack, in der Grafschaft Essex des nordamerikanischen Staates Massachusetts, Flanellwebereicompagnie; 3143 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Amesbury — (spr. ēmsbörĭ), Flecken im nordamerikan. Staat Massachusetts, Grafschaft Essex, am Merrimack und der Boston Maine Bahn, mit Woll , Hut und Wagenfabriken und (1900) 9473 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amesbury — (spr. éhmsbörri), Stadt im nordamerik. Staate Massachusetts, an der Mündung des Merrimac, (1900) 9473 E.; Wagenfabriken …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amesbury — infobox UK place country = England official name= Amesbury population= 8,907 shire district= Salisbury shire county = Wiltshire region= South West England constituency westminster= post town= postcode district = postcode area= dial code= os grid… …   Wikipedia

  • Amesbury — 51.175 1.7791666666667 Koordinaten: 51° 11′ N, 1° 47′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amesbury — 51° 10′ 00″ N 1° 47′ 00″ W / 51.1667, 1.7833 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amesbury — /aymz ber ee, beuh ree/, n. a town in NE Massachusetts. 13,971. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town (“parish”), Salisbury district, administrative and historic county of Wiltshire, England, in the valley of the River Avon. It is rich in… …   Universalium

  • Amesbury — 1 Original name in latin Amesbury Name in other language Amesbury State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 51.17172 latitude 1.77897 altitude 69 Population 8497 Date 2011 07 31 2 Original name in latin Amesbury Name in other language… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database


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