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The prestigious French surname Alber is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Alber is derived from the given name Albert, which is itself derived from the Germanic personal name Albrecht. The name Albrecht means noble and bright and it was borne by numerous medieval princes, churchmen and military leaders.

Alber Early Origins



The surname Alber was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat from very early times.

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Alber Spelling Variations


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Alber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Albert, Alber, Alberte, Albers, Albaire, Albair, Albère, Alberre, Albairre, d'Albert, d'Alber, d'Alberte, d'Albers, d'Albaire, d'Albère, d'Alberre and many more.

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Alber Early History


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Alber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alber research. Another 649 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1012, 1060, 1400, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Alber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Henri Albert de La Grange d'Arquien (1613-1707), French Cardinal de La Grange d'Arquien; Jeanne Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes, Comtesse de...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alber 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:

Alber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Alber, who landed in Massachusetts in 1641

Alber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Alber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Joseph Alber, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Joseph Alber settled in Philadelphia in 1746
  • Matheus Alber came to Philadelphia in 1753
  • Mathias Alber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764

Alber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Alber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Ludwig Alber landed in Philadelphia in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alber (post 1700)



  • Robert J. Alber, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1936
  • Manfred Alber, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Arizona State Senate 10th District, 2002
  • Siegbert Alber (b. 1936), prominent governmental advisor in Stuttgart

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Alber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alber 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 2 February 2016 at 10:08.

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