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Where did the German Albini family come from? What is the German Albini family crest and coat of arms? When did the Albini family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Albini family history?The medieval German duchy of Bavaria is the homeland of the Albini family. Two of the common types of family name found in medieval Bavaria were patronymic surnames, those derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which were derived from the mother's given name. The family name Albini is a patronymic surname that comes from the Latin word Albinus, which is a derivative of the word albus, which means white. The popularity of the nickname was also influenced, especially in Austria, by the Germanic given name Albuin, composed of the elements alb, or elf, and win which means friend. Albini was also the name of several minor early Christian saints, including St. Aubin, the Bishop of Angers who died in about 554. It was the name of the Lombard leader who made himself king of Northern Italy and also of a Bishop of Brixen in South Tyrol.
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Albini include Albini, Albinie, Allbini, Albinni, Albinnie and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where the name Albini became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albini research. Another 151 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1763, 1788, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Albini History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Albini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Albini or a variant listed above:
Albini Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Albini Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Albini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Albini 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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