Albani History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Albani can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Albani is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Albani came from someone who is named after the medieval Latin name Albinus which is derived from alba, which means white or dawn.

Early Origins of the Albani family

The surname Albani was first found in the city of Triest where the Albani family lived in the 10th century. With the barbaric invasions around Triest, the family relocated to the city of Venice.

Early History of the Albani family

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Albani Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Albani include Albano, Albani, Albanelli, and Albanis and others.

Early Notables of the Albani family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giangirolamo Albani, created Cardinal by Pope Pio V in 1570, and Bonifacio Albani, Archbishop of Spalatro in 1667. Francesco Albani, born in 1578, was a painter of the Eclectic School and is known for his frescoes of mythological subjects. Mathias Albani, born in 1621, was a violin maker who studied in Cremona and eventually moved to Rome. In 1700 Giovanni-Francesco Albani was made Pope and given the new name of...
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United States Albani migration to the United States +

Immigrants bearing the name Albani or a variant listed above include:

Albani Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Hernando Albani, who arrived in America in 1513
  • Fernando Albani, who settled in West Indies in 1513
Albani Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hernando Albani, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • Emil Albani, who arrived in Illinois in 1895
Albani Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonio Albani, aged 29, who landed in America from Forenza, in 1905
  • Alberto Albani, aged 24, who settled in America from Cava Manara, Italy, in 1910
  • Andrea Albani, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from Bagrione, Italy, in 1911
  • Assunta Albani, aged 0, who immigrated to the United States from Pinaco, Italy, in 1911
  • Anna Albani, aged 29, who immigrated to America from S. Leol, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Albani (post 1700) +

  • Guardo Albani, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1972 [2]
  • Francesco Albani (1578-1660), Italian painter
  • Dame Emma Albani (1852-1930), stage name for Canadian Marie Louise Emma Cécile Lajeumesse, the first Canadian singer to become an international star

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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