Albrecht History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The historic region of Austria is the birthplace of the esteemed surname Albrecht. The name is derived from "Albrecht," a personal name of Teutonic origin, popular in various forms throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, meaning "illustrious." The surname was most likely first borne by the son of one called Albrecht.

Early Origins of the Albrecht family

The surname Albrecht was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The name was especially common throughout the Middle Ages owing to the fame of the holy Adalbert of Prague, the archbishop who was martyred in 997 while converting the tribes of Prussia. Albrecht I (1255-1308) was the King of Germany from 1298 to 1308. Albrecht II (1397-1439,) son of Duke Albrecht IV of Austria, was elected German King in 1438, returning the house of Habsburg to the imperial throne after a lapse of 132 years. Albrecht III "the pious" (1401-60) was the much-loved Duke of Bavaria, as was his son, Duke Albrecht IV "the wise." These kings and dukes contributed to the popularity of the name.

Important Dates for the Albrecht family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albrecht research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1674, 1567, 1567, 1760, 1621, 1677, 1752 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Albrecht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albrecht Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Albrecht include Albrecht, Albrech, Allbrecht, Albrechs, Adalbert, Albert and many more.

Early Notables of the Albrecht family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Albrecht were Albrecht, Marschall von Rapperswil, who was a great Swiss nobleman and poet at the end of the 13th century. Among the many prominent mediaeval troubadours and poets with this name are: Albrecht von Eyb, Albrecht von Halberstadt, Albrecht von Johannsdorf, Albrecht von...
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Albrecht migration to the United States

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Albrecht were

Albrecht Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Albrecht, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Joseph Albrecht, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Magdalena Albrecht, aged 30, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Peter Albrecht, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Gerich Albrecht, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
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Albrecht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Albrecht, who arrived in America in 1832 [1]
  • Christian F Albrecht, aged 42, who landed in Missouri in 1842 [1]
  • Blasius Albrecht, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • Ida Helene Albertine Albrecht, aged 42, who landed in America in 1844 [1]
  • Henry Albrecht, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1844 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Albrecht Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Barbara Albrecht, aged 31, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Christian Albrecht, aged 11, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Christine Albrecht, aged 3, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Rosina Albrecht, aged 3, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Rosins Albrecht, aged 3, who arrived in America in 1901 [1]

Albrecht migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Albrecht Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Albrecht, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia after fighting in the American revolution, Christian Albrecht and his family, who emigrated from Kaiserslautern to New York in 1836

Albrecht migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Albrecht Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Matilda Albrecht, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]

Albrecht migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Albrecht Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Johann Valentine Albrecht, aged 49, a shoemaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]
  • Therses Albrecht, aged 47, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Albrecht (post 1700)

  • Jeffrey Carter Albrecht (1973-2007), American musician
  • Arthur Walter Albrecht (1921-2004), American NFL football offensive lineman who played from 1942 to 1944
  • Andreas J. Albrecht, American theoretical physicist and cosmologist
  • John Albrecht, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1996 [4]
  • Gary Albrecht, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1992 [4]
  • Erikson R. Albrecht, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [4]
  • Emil Albrecht, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Coburg, 1897 [4]
  • D. Michael Albrecht, American politician, Mayor of Des Plaines, Illinois, 1989-93 [4]
  • Charles Hahn Albrecht (1885-1929), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Santo Domingo, 1913-15; U.S. Consul in Reval, 1920-22; Danzig, 1922-23; Bangkok, 1923-26; Nairobi, 1926-29 [4]
  • Charles Albrecht (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1927-28 [4]
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Albrecht family

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  • Wilhelm Albrecht (1923-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Helmut Albrecht (1902-1941), German Fregattenkapitän who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Hans Albrecht (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Fritz Albrecht (1922-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  3. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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