The prestigious French surname Albair 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 Albair 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 Albair family
The surname Albair 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 Albair family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albair research.Another 649 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1012, 1060, 1400, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Albair History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Albair 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 Albair 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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Albair Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Albair family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Jacob Albert settled in Philadelphia in 1753; John Jacob Albert settled in Maryland in 1763; Michael Albert settled in Lancaster in 1719; Joseph Alber settled in Philadelphia in 1746.