Albers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious French surname Albers 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 Albers 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.

Early Origins of the Albers family

The surname Albers 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.

Early History of the Albers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albers research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1012, 1060, 1400, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Albers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albers 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.

Early Notables of the Albers family (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 Albers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albers Ranking

In the United States, the name Albers is the 3,454th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1] However, in Netherlands, the name Albers is ranked the 231st most popular surname with an estimated 5,637 people with that name. [2]


United States Albers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Albers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Evert Albers, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1663 [3]
  • Evert Albers, who arrived in New York in 1663 [3]
Albers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicolaus Albers, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [3]
  • Joh Heinrich Albers, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755 [3]
Albers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Herm Albers, who landed in America in 1835 [3]
  • Herman Albers, aged 29, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 [3]
  • George David Albers, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [3]
  • Henry Albers, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1844 [3]
  • Joh Heinr Albers, who landed in America in 1846 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Albers (post 1700) +

  • Matt Albers (b. 1983), American baseball player
  • Ken Albers (1924-2007), American singer who performed with The Four Freshmen
  • Diana Albers, American comic book letterer
  • Anni Albers (1899-1994), German-American textile artist and printmaker
  • W. W. Albers, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1911-18 [4]
  • L. F. Albers, American politician, Mayor of Fort Madison, Iowa, 1950-51 [4]
  • Jason Albers, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 1st District, 2006 [4]
  • A. K. Albers, American politician, Mayor of El Paso, Texas, 1894 [4]
  • Jan Albers (b. 1952), Dutch field hockey player
  • Christijan Albers (b. 1979), Dutch racing driver
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Adolf Albers (1918-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


Houseofnames.com on Facebook