Albertine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Albertine is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who is noble or bright. The surname Albertine is derived from the Saxon personal name Aethel-berht. According to ancient Anglo-Saxon history Aethelbert who was the King of Kent from 860 to 866 AD, had bloodties to the Saxon invaders of the 4th century.

Early Origins of the Albertine family

The surname Albertine was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The name is descended from the Saxon Aethel-berht meaning "the noble and brilliant one." Aethelbert was the King of Kent in England from 860 to 866 A.D. and was descended from the original Saxon invaders in the 4th century.

Important Dates for the Albertine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albertine research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Albertine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albertine Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Albertine has undergone many spelling variations, including Albertson, Albert, Alberton, Alberts and others.

Early Notables of the Albertine family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Albertine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albertine migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Albertine were among those contributors:

Albertine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Albertine, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Albertine (post 1700)

  • Viviane Katrina Louise "Viv" Albertine (b. 1954), Australian-born British singer and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the English punk group the Slits
  • Duchess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen (b. 1713), Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Albertine Sarrazin (1937-1967), French author, best known for her semi-autobiographical novel L'Astragale
  • Albertine Morin- Labrecque (1886-1957), Canadian pianist, soprano, composer, and music educator
  • Albertine Adrienne Necker (1766-1841), Swiss writer and educationalist
  • Albertine Laperle, Canadian poet with a book of compiled works entitled "Le château des illusions"

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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)
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