Origins Available: English, Scottish
Scotland. It is derived from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.
Early Origins of the Alben family
Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they were descended from King Kenneth MacAlpin who was murdered by the Picts near Dundee in the year 834. MacAlpin is generally considered to have been the first king to rule both Scots and Picts, and as such, was the first king of Scotland.
Early History of the Alben family
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Alben Spelling Variations
spelling variations. In various documents Alben has been spelled MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Alben family (pre 1700)
Clan from early times was Sir John MacAlpin; John MacAlpine (Latin: Maccabeus) (died 1557), a Scottish Protestant theologian; and Joseph Capen (1658-1725), a Massachusetts clergyman who during...
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Migration of the Alben family to Ireland
Some of the Alben family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Alben family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Alben arrived in North America very early:
Alben Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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