Early Origins of the Alberay family
The surname Alberay was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Alberay family
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Alberay Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Alberay has been recorded under many different variations, including Albery, Alberry, Albury, Allbery, Allberry, Allbury, Alberrey, Alburiegh, Alberiegh, Albray, Allbray, Albrey and many more.
Early Notables of the Alberay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alberay family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Alberay or a variant listed above: Adeline Albury, aged 34, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Nassau N.P., Bahamas, in 1914; Alace Albury, aged 18, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Nassau, in 1892.