Albee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Albee family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name Albee is derived from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.

Early Origins of the Albee family

The surname Albee was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they were descended from King Kenneth MacAlpin who was murdered by the Picts near Dundee in the year 834. MacAlpin is generally considered to have been the first king to rule both Scots and Picts, and as such, was the first king of Scotland.

Further to the south, the variant Alby hailed from Alby, a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk. "This place, which was anciently called Oslby, is intersected by the road from Aylsham to Cromer, and includes the hamlets of Alby Common and Alby Hill." [1]

Important Dates for the Albee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albee research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1395, 1405, 1531, 1557, 1658, 1725 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Albee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albee Spelling Variations

Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of Albee include MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.

Early Notables of the Albee family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir John MacAlpin; John MacAlpine (Latin: Maccabeus) (died 1557), a Scottish Protestant theologian; and Joseph Capen (1658-1725), a Massachusetts clergyman who during...
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Migration of the Albee family to Ireland

Some of the Albee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albee migration to the United States

The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Albee arrived in North America very early:

Albee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Albee, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 [2]
  • John Albee, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1640 [2]
  • Benjamin Albee, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1641 [2]
  • John Albee, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [2]
  • John Albee, who landed in Massachusetts in 1673 [2]
Albee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W. Albee, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Albee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • L. G. Albee, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Ernest Albee, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Fred Hondlett Albee, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1916
  • Loreiella B. Albee, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Mary Albee, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Albee (post 1700)

  • Edward Franklin Albee III (1928-2016), American dramatist three times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1967, 1975 and 1994), perhaps best known for his play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962)
  • George Emerson Albee (1845-1918), American officer in the United States Army, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars
  • Harry Russell Albee (1867-1950), American politician, Mayor of Portland, Oregon from 1913–1917
  • Grace Thurston Arnold Albee (1890-1985), American printmaker and wood engraver
  • Edward Franklin Albee II (1857-1930), American vaudeville impresario, adoptive grandfather of Edward Franklin Albee III
  • Spencer Albee (b. 1976), American musician
  • Timothy Albee, American independent animated filmmaker
  • Ronald M. Albee, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Sullivan County, 1943-44 [3]
  • O. G. Albee, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Harrison County, 1938 [3]
  • H. Russell Albee, American politician, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, 1913-17 [3]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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