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Where did the English Albray family come from? What is the English Albray family crest and coat of arms? When did the Albray family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Albray family history?
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Albray include Albery, Alberry, Albury, Allbery, Allberry, Allbury, Alberrey, Alburiegh, Alberiegh, Albray, Allbray, Albrey and many more.
First found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albray research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Albray History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Albray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Adeline Albury, aged 34, who arrived at Ellis Island from Nassau N.P., Bahamas, in 1914; Alace Albury, aged 18, who arrived at Ellis Island from Nassau, in 1892.
The Albray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Albray 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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