Show ContentsAlbino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Albino can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Emilia-Romagna. Although people here were originally known by a single name, it gradually became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. The most common type of family name found in the region of Emilia-Romagna is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. The surname Albino came 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 Albino family

The surname Albino 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.

Early History of the Albino family

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Albino Spelling Variations

Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Albino. These spelling variations include Albigni, Albini, Albindo, Albinati, Albinelli, Albinetti, Albino, Albinoni, Albinotti and many more.

Early Notables of the Albino 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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Albino Ranking

In the United States, the name Albino is the 9,478th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Albino migration to the United States +

The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Albino:

Albino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Dominick Albino, who arrived in Mississippi in 1903 [2]
  • Angela Albino, aged 4, who settled in America from Carpanzano, in 1904
  • Angelamaria Albino, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States from Campodipietre, in 1906
  • Alberto Albino, aged 20, who settled in America from Castelvetrano, in 1907
  • Alfonzo Albino, aged 16, who landed in America from S. Biagio, Sicily, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Albino (post 1700) +

  • Teori Albino Zavascki (1948-2017), Brazilian jurist, Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (2012-2017)
  • Albino Bernardini (1917-2015), Italian writer and pedagogue
  • Albino Pierro (1916-1995), Italian poet, nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook