Albien History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Albien family
The surname Albien was first found in Shropshire 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.
Important Dates for the Albien family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albien research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1046, 1397, 1420, 1433, 1561, 1241, 1595, 1463, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Albien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Albien Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Albien has been spelled many different ways, including Albany, Albany, Albaney, Elbany, Elbanie, Albanie, Albanee and many more.
Early Notables of the Albien family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Albien family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Albiens to arrive in North America: W. Albany, aged 21 who settled in Key West Florida in 1846.