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Where did the Italian Albani family come from? What is the Italian Albani family crest and coat of arms? When did the Albani family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Albani family history?The distinguished surname Albani can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Albani is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Albani came from someone who is named after the medieval Latin name Albinus which is derived from alba, which means white or dawn.
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Albani include Albano, Albani, Albanelli, and Albanis and others.
First found in the city of Triest where the Albani family lived in the 10th century. With the barbaric invasions around Triest, the family relocated to the city of Venice.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albani research. Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Albani History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 291 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Albani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Immigrants bearing the name Albani or a variant listed above include:
Albani Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Albani Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Albani Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Albani Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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