Albindo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Albindo is an Italian patronymic surname; that is, it was a name created from the first name of the father. Albindo is derived from a "pale" or "pure" person, and is a variant of the Latin personal name Albinus which was originally derived from the Latin albus, which means white.
Early Origins of the Albindo family
The surname Albindo was first found in the tiny town of Sestola, just south of Bologna. In 1629 the Albinelli family was registered here. This same year the family moved to Modena and were immediately made nobility. They were also made citizens of the city of Ferrara, nearby. Also in this year, Giambattista Albinelli was made a Cappuccinian monk in Modena.
Important Dates for the Albindo family
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Albindo Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Albindo include Albigni, Albini, Albindo, Albinati, Albinelli, Albinetti, Albino, Albinoni, Albinotti and many more.
Early Notables of the Albindo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Andrea Albinelli, a renowned law professor; Tomasso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1751), Italian composer; Filippo Albini, Sardinian composer in the 17th century, and Tommaso...
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Migration of the Albindo family
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Albindo were Antonio Albindo, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1823; Achille Albini, aged 20, who arrived at Ellis Island from Gazeno, Italy, in 1912; Agostino Albini, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island from Mosciano, Italy, in 1907.