Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who is noble or bright. The surname Alberty 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 Alberty family
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 Alberty family
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Alberty Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Alberty have been found, including Albertson, Albert, Alberton, Alberts and others.
Early Notables of the Alberty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alberty family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Alberty surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Michael Albert who arrived in Lancaster, Pa. in 1719; Henry Albert settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798; Adam Albert settled in Philadelphia in 1738.
Contemporary Notables of the name Alberty (post 1700)
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