Origins Available: German
Latin word Albanus, which means white. Albe 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 Albe 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 Albe family became members of the gentry.
Early Origins of the Albe family
The surname Albe 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 Albe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albe research.Another 258 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1396, 1595, and 1717 are included under the topic Early Albe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Albe Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Albe include Albe, Alb, Alber, Alba, Allbe, Allbes and others.
Early Notables of the Albe family (pre 1700)
Notables with the name Albe 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... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Albe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Albe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Albe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Gideon Albe, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760