Albert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious French surname Albert is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Albert is derived from the given name Albert, which is itself derived from the Germanic personal name Albrecht. The name Albrecht means noble and bright and it was borne by numerous medieval princes, churchmen and military leaders.

Early Origins of the Albert family

The surname Albert was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Albert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albert research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1012, 1060, 1400, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Albert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Albert, Alber, Alberte, Albers, Albaire, Albair, Albère, Alberre, Albairre, d'Albert, d'Alber, d'Alberte, d'Albers, d'Albaire, d'Albère, d'Alberre and many more.

Early Notables of the Albert family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Henri Albert de La Grange d'Arquien (1613-1707), French Cardinal de La Grange d'Arquien; Jeanne Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes, Comtesse de...
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Albert migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Albert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rich Albert, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • Rich Albert, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [1]
  • Ann Albert, who settled in Carolina in 1679
  • Ann Albert, who arrived in Carolina in 1679 [1]
Albert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lodewyk Albert, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • George Albert, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Michael Albert who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1719
  • Michael Albert, who settled in Lancaster in 1719
  • Michael Albert, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1719 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Albert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Albert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Joseph Albert, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1818 [1]
  • C A Albert, aged 31, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1820 [1]
  • Mr. Albert, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • Daniel Albert, who arrived in North America in 1838 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Albert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Albert, who landed in Mississippi in 1904 [1]

Albert migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Albert Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Guillaume Albert, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for Jacques Pepin arriving on 30th March 1656 [2]
  • Mr. Jean Albert, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Antoine Grignon, Pierre Gaigneur, and Jacques Massé, arriving on 28th March 1657 [2]
  • Mr. Pierre Albert, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Antoine Grignon, Pierre Gaigneur, and Jacques Massé, arriving on 28th March 1657 [2]
  • André Albert married Anne Goiset in Québec in 1669
Albert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

Albert migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Albert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Albert, aged 26, a day labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [4]
  • Mary Albert, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Albert migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Albert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Albert, Hawaiian settler travelling from Honolulu via Tahiti aboard the ship "General Worth" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd March 1852 [5]
  • Mrs. Albert, Hawaiian settler travelling from Honolulu via Tahiti aboard the ship "General Worth" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd March 1852 [5]
  • Robert Albert, aged 21, a harness maker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884
  • Emily Albert, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Albert (post 1700)

  • Richard E. "Dick" Albert (1944-2017), American co-chief meteorologist on WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts (1978-2009)
  • Eddie Albert (1906-2005), American actor and activist
  • Stephen Albert (1941-1992), American composer awarded the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in Music
  • Carl Bertrand Albert (1908-2000), American Rhodes Scholar, lawyer and politician
  • Abraham Adrian Albert (1905-1972), American mathematician awarded the Cole Prize for Algebra in 1939
  • Daniel G. Albert, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 2nd District, 1956-62 [6]
  • Dan Albert, American politician, Mayor of Monterey, California, 2004 [6]
  • Carl Bert Albert (1908-2000), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 3rd District, 1947-77; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1971-77 [6]
  • Arthur F. Albert, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 1931, 1943 [6]
  • Aristide E. P. Albert, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1908 [6]
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Albert family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Thomas G Albert, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [7]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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