The name Albones was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Albones family lived in Normandy
where it was derived from the ancient English given name Albin
, meaning white.
Early Origins of the Albones family
The surname Albones was first found in St. Taurin, Evreux, Normandy
, in the year 980, as St. Aubyn. This distinguished name arrived with the Conqueror through Sir John Aubyn, and settled in Barnstaple in Devon
, where he became a patron of Barnstable Abbey. The family were granted many estates and they were recorded under the name Alban in the Domesday Book.
Early History of the Albones family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albones research.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1658, 1560, 1629, 1624, 1696, 1636, 1688, 1690 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Albones History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Albones Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Albones are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Albones include Albone, Allibone, Hallibone, Albin, Allbahn, Alibone, Allbones, Allbone, Alban, Aubyn, Aubyn, Aubin, Auban, Ellibone, Elbin, Ellban, Ellbone and many more.
Early Notables of the Albones family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Allibond (1597-1658), Master of Magdalen College School; Peter Allibond (1560-1629), an English translator of theological treatises from the French and Latin; Henry Albin (1624-1696), an English minister from Batcombe, Somerset
who was ejected... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Albones Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Albones family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Albones Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Albones, aged 43, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.