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The name Alblaster was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Alblaster is a name for a arbalester, a person who either built or operated a 12th century variation of the medieval European crossbow named "arbalest." Derived from the Medieval French term, it actually dates back to Roman times when the crossbow was referred to as a "arcuballista."

Alblaster Early Origins



The surname Alblaster was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat after 1066.

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Alblaster Early History


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Alblaster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alblaster research. Another 417 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1140, 1198, 1198, 1273, 1273, 1278, 1296, 1565, 1624, 1700, 1567 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Alblaster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alblaster Spelling Variations


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Alblaster Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Arblaster, Arblast, Alablaster, Alabaster, Allblaster, Arbalistrius, Arbalistarius, Albalistarius, Arbelestre, Aleblaster, Allyblaster, Arbalister, Arbelaster and many more.

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Alblaster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alblaster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alblaster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Alblaster or a variant listed above were: who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.

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