Albertson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Albertson is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a person who is noble or bright. The surname Albertson is derived from the Saxon personal name Aethel-berht. According to ancient Anglo-Saxon history Aethelbert who was the King of Kent from 860 to 866 AD, had bloodties to the Saxon invaders of the 4th century.

Early Origins of the Albertson family

The surname Albertson was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The name is descended from the Saxon Aethel-berht meaning "the noble and brilliant one." Aethelbert was the King of Kent in England from 860 to 866 A.D. and was descended from the original Saxon invaders in the 4th century.

Early History of the Albertson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albertson research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Albertson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albertson 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. Albertson has been recorded under many different variations, including Albertson, Albert, Alberton, Alberts and others.

Early Notables of the Albertson family (pre 1700)

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United States Albertson migration to the United States +

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 Albertson or a variant listed above:

Albertson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Albertson, who landed in Massachusetts in 1636 [1]
  • William Albertson, who arrived in Long Island in 1643 [1]
  • Albert Albertson, who arrived in Long Island in 1655 [1]
  • Hans Albertson, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1656 [1]
  • Albert Albertson, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1657 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Albertson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathew Albertson, who arrived in North Carolina in 1712 [1]
  • Derick Albertson, who landed in Long Island in 1735 [1]
Albertson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Albertson, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Richard Albertson was registered as a United Empire Loyalist
  • James Albertson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1846
Albertson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Embert Rasmussen Albertson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1914 [1]

Canada Albertson migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Albertson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Albertson (post 1700) +

  • Robert Brooke Albertson (1859-1917), American politician, Member of the Washington House of Representatives (1895-1897) and (1901-1903)
  • Tessa Albertson, American actress, known for Disconnect (2012), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008) and Shrek the Musical (2013)
  • Nathaniel Albertson (1800-1863), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1849-1851)
  • Mabel Albertson (1901-1982), American actress, best known for her role as Darrin's neurotic mother on the television sitcom Bewitched
  • Lillian Albertson (1881-1962), American actress and theatre producer, credited with discovering future film star Clark Gable
  • Kathryn Albertson (1908-2002), born Kathryn McCurry, American philanthropist, wife of Joe Albertson
  • Christiern Gunnar "Chris" Albertson (b. 1931), Iceland-born, American jazz journalist, writer and record producer
  • Charles W. "Charlie" Albertson (b. 1932), American politician, Member of the North Carolina Senate (1993-2010)
  • Frank Albertson (1909-1964), American character actor who started his career at the age of 13, probably best known for his role in the thriller Psycho (1960); he has a Star on the Walk of Fame
  • Jack Albertson (1907-1981), American Academy Award winning actor, best known for his roles in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Chico and the Man (1974)
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

SS Alcoa Puritan
  • E.D. Albertson, American Second Assistant Engineer from Lockport, Louisiana, who was working aboard the SS Alcoa Puritan traveling from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Mobile, Alabama when it was torpedoed by U-boat U-507; he survived the sinking [3]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Alcoa_Puritan_(1941) - (Retrieved 2018, February 8th)


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