Albritten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the Albritten surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person who is noble or bright. The surname Albritten 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.

Early Origins of the Albritten family

The surname Albritten 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.

Important Dates for the Albritten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albritten research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Albritten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albritten Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Albritten are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Albritten include: Albertson, Albert, Alberton, Alberts and others.

Early Notables of the Albritten family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Albritten family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Albritten or a variant listed above: Michael Albert who arrived in Lancaster, Pa. in 1719; Henry Albert settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798; Adam Albert settled in Philadelphia in 1738.

Contemporary Notables of the name Albritten (post 1700)

  • Drew W. Albritten (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 93rd District, 1979-80; Defeated, 1980 ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1984 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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