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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.

Albe Early Origins



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.

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Albe Spelling Variations


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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.

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Albe Early History


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Albe Early History



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.

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Albe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Albe Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Albe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Albe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:14.

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