Show ContentsAlbaugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Latin word Albanus, which means white. Albaugh was originally a name from the many places in Italy and elsewhere called Alba. The nickname was usually given to someone who was fair in complexion or blond haired. The name originated in Alsace, where the Albaugh family played an integral part in the social, economic and political development of the region. In medieval times, when land proprietorship and management were the sole source of wealth and power, the Albaugh family became members of the gentry.

Early Origins of the Albaugh family

The surname Albaugh was first found in Alsace, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. The family branched into several houses, all of which played an important role in the local political conflicts which forged the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include C. Alber in Reutlingen, 1360, and Dietlin Alber in Tyrol, 1394.

Early History of the Albaugh family

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Albaugh Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Albaugh include Albe, Alb, Alber, Alba, Allbe, Allbes and others.

Early Notables of the Albaugh family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Albaugh during this period were Georg Friedrich von der Albe, who died in 1717 as a lieutenant general and chief of a Curassier regiment in the Prussian...
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Albaugh Ranking

In the United States, the name Albaugh is the 8,680th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Albaugh migration to the United States +

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Albaugh, or one of its variants above:

Albaugh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Albaugh, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [2]
Albaugh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Estella Albaugh, who immigrated to America, in 1903
  • Virginia Albaugh, aged 13, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Gertrude Albaugh, who landed in America, in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Albaugh (post 1700) +

  • John Albaugh, the former American Chief of Staff to Congressman Ernest Istook
  • Walter H. Albaugh (1890-1942), American politician from Ohio, U.S. Representative (1938 to 1939)
  • John W. Albaugh (1837-1909), American stage actor
  • James "Jim" F. Albaugh (b. 1950), American businessman; executive vice president of Boeing Aircraft
  • Walter Hugh Albaugh (1890-1942), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1921-25; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1938-39 [3]
  • R. D. Albaugh (1882-1958), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 25th District, 1941-46 [3]
  • Arla A. Albaugh (1906-2003), American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1944; Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1946 [3]
  • David Albaugh De Armond (1844-1909), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri (1891-1893) and (1893-1909)
  • David Albaugh DeArmond (1844-1909), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Missouri State Senate, 1879-83; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1884; Circuit Judge in Missouri, 1886-90; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1891-1909 [4]

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