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This extraordinary surname generally recorded as MacCambridge and McCambridge, but sometimes confusingly as Chambers in Northern Ireland, is pure Scottish and has no connection with the famous English city. It is a corrupted form of the ancient Gaelic 'Giolla Mac Ambrois', (the son of the follower of Ambrose), and has its epi-centre in the Mull of Kintyre. It is from this region of Western Scotland that most, if not all, early recordings are to be found. It is presumed that the original name holder was a lay preacher or similar who took as his 'sign' that of St. Ambrose, an early 6th century bishop...

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