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
family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Albair family
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Albair 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 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...
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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.
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