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Albrighton is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who is noble or bright. The surname Albrighton is derived from the Saxon personal name Aethel-berht. According to ancient Anglo-Saxon history Aethelbert who was the King of Kent from 860 to 866 AD, had bloodties to the Saxon invaders of the 4th century.

Albrighton Early Origins



The surname Albrighton was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The name is descended from the Saxon Aethel-berht meaning "the noble and brilliant one." Aethelbert was the King of Kent in England from 860 to 866 A.D. and was descended from the original Saxon invaders in the 4th century.

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Albrighton Spelling Variations


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Albrighton Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Albrighton has appeared include Albertson, Albert, Alberton, Alberts and others.

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Albrighton Early History


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Albrighton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albrighton research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Albrighton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Albrighton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Albrighton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Albrighton 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Albrighton arrived in North America very early:

Albrighton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Albrighton, aged 35, who landed in America from Nuneaton, England, in 1909
  • Liza Albrighton, aged 4, who settled in America from Nuneaton, England, in 1910
  • Mary Albrighton, aged 40, who landed in America from Nuneaton, England, in 1910
  • Violet Albrighton, aged 11, who settled in America from Nuneaton, England, in 1910
  • Charles William Albrighton, aged 28, who landed in America from Normanton, England, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Albrighton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Albrighton (post 1700)



  • Mark Christopher Albrighton (b. 1976), English footballer from Nuneaton
  • Marc Kevin Albrighton (b. 1989), English footballer from Tamworth

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Albrighton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Albrighton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 February 2015 at 12:28.

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