Albin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Albin was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Albin family lived in Normandy where it was derived from the ancient English given name Albin, meaning white.

Early Origins of the Albin family

The surname Albin was first found in St. Taurin, Evreux, Normandy, in the year 980, as St. Aubyn. This distinguished name arrived with the Conqueror through Sir John Aubyn, and settled in Barnstaple in Devon, where he became a patron of Barnstable Abbey. The family were granted many estates and they were recorded under the name Alban in the Domesday Book.

Important Dates for the Albin family

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Albin Spelling Variations

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Albone, Allibone, Hallibone, Albin, Allbahn, Alibone, Allbones, Allbone, Alban, Aubyn, Aubyn, Aubin, Auban, Ellibone, Elbin, Ellban, Ellbone and many more.

Early Notables of the Albin family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Allibond (1597-1658), Master of Magdalen College School; Peter Allibond (1560-1629), an English translator of theological treatises from the French and Latin; Henry Albin (1624-1696), an English minister from Batcombe, Somerset who was...
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Albin migration to the United States

To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Albin or a variant listed above:

Albin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Engel Albin, who settled in America in 1707
Albin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Albin, aged 21, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 from Port Limon, Costa Rica [1]
  • Manuel Albin, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Portuguese Prince" from Havre, France [2]
  • Abraham Albin, aged 22, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Frank Sidney Albin, aged 22, originally from Poole, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Albin (post 1700)

  • Peter S. Albin (1934-2008), American economist
  • William E. Albin, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Westport; Elected 1906; Defeated, 1912 [5]
  • Rick H. Albin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1986 [5]
  • Fred Ralph Albin (1872-1957), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936 [5]
  • Dorothy Albin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1964 [5]
  • David A. Albin, American Republican politician, Chair of Douglas County Republican Party, 2002 [5]
  • C. E. Albin, American politician, Mayor of Salem, Oregon, 1919 [5]
  • Kjell Albin Abrahamson (1945-2016), Swedish journalist and author
  • Albin Burt (d. 1842), English engraver and portrait-painter [6]
  • Mrs. Albin Owings, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1928 [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QX-F2J : 6 December 2014), James Albin, 04 Feb 1919; citing departure port Port Limon, Costa Rica, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WV-LJ7 : 6 December 2014), Manuel Albin, 29 Oct 1919; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name Portuguese Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZX-64W : 6 December 2014), Abraham Albin, 05 Mar 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68Z-P6J : 6 December 2014), Frank Sidney Albin, 23 Mar 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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