AMBRON, AMBRAN, or EMBRON ():
By: Moses Beer
An Italian family, prominent since 1492, at which period they emigrated from Spain ("Rev. Ét. Juives," ix. 70, 74). Of this family the following are known to have lived in Rome: Shem-Ṭob (1539); Zerahiah (1536); Judah ben Shem-Ṭob (1550); Jacob, who in 1618 was president of a charitable institution; Gabriel and Baruch, at the beginning of the seventeenth century; Gabriel (1720); Alexander (1737); Hezekiah ben Gabriel. The last-named paid the printing expenses of the prayer-book "Sha'are ha-Teshubah" (Venice, 1775).
- Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. d. Juden in Rom, ii. 278;
- Berliner, Gesch. d. Juden in Rom, ii. 57, 90, 136, 191, 192.