The medieval German duchy of Bavaria
is the homeland of the Albini family. Two of the common types of family name found in medieval Bavaria
surnames, those derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which were derived from the mother's given name. The family name Albini is a patronymic surname that comes from the Latin word Albinus, which is a derivative of the word albus, which means white. The popularity of the nickname
was also influenced, especially in Austria
, by the Germanic given name Albuin, composed of the elements alb, or elf, and win which means friend. Albini was also the name of several minor early Christian saints, including St. Aubin, the Bishop of Angers who died in about 554. It was the name of the Lombard leader who made himself king of Northern Italy and also of a Bishop of Brixen in South Tyrol.
Early Origins of the Albini family
The surname Albini was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Albini became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.
Early History of the Albini family
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Albini Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Albini include Albini, Albinie, Allbini, Albinni, Albinnie and many more.
Early Notables of the Albini family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Albini family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Albini or a variant listed above:
Albini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pasquale Albini, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
Albini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agostino Albini, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Mosciano, Italy, in 1907
- Antonio Albini, aged 21, who immigrated to America from Napoli, Italy, in 1907
- Angela Albini, aged 6, who landed in America from Garzeno, Italy, in 1909
- Antonio Albini, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Besano, Italy, in 1912
- Achille Albini, aged 20, who landed in America from Gazeno, Italy, in 1912
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