Albion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Albion family
The surname Albion 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.
Early History of the Albion family
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Albion Spelling Variations
Albion has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Albany, Albany, Albaney, Elbany, Elbanie, Albanie, Albanee and many more.
Early Notables of the Albion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Albion family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Albions to arrive on North American shores: W. Albany, aged 21 who settled in Key West Florida in 1846.
Contemporary Notables of the name Albion (post 1700) +
- Leslie Albion Squires, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Cairo, 1943 
- William Albion Carlson (1908-1990), American Republican politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1939-48; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1947-48 
- George Albion Biggs, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1968-2002 
- Frederick Albion Ober (1849-1913), American naturalist and writer
- Miles Albion Netzel (1886-1938), Major League Baseball third baseman
- Stephen Albion Day (1882-1950), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932; U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1941-45; Defeated, 1922, 1938, 1944 
- John Albion Andrew (1818-1867), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1858; In 1859, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860; Governor of Massachusetts, 1861-66 
- Albion Keith Parris (1788-1857), American politician and jurist, United States Senator from Maine (1827-1828), 5th Governor of Maine (1822-1827)
- Albion "Bert" Hendrickson (1897-1977), Australian politician
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