Albritton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the Albritton surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who is noble or bright. The surname Albritton 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 Albritton family
The surname Albritton 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.
Early History of the Albritton family
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Albritton Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Albritton has been recorded under many different variations, including Albertson, Albert, Alberton, Alberts and others.
Early Notables of the Albritton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Albritton family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Albritton 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 Albritton (post 1700) +
- Ben Albritton, American Republican and holds a seat in the Florida State House
- Vince Denader Albritton (b. 1962), former American football safety
- Terence Hillary Albritton (1955-2005), American Olympic athlete
- Rogers Garland Albritton (1923-2002), American chair of the Harvard and UCLA philosophy departments
- W. H. Albritton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1952 
- Lee Albritton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936 
- Larry L. Albritton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1986 
- Joseph L. Albritton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 (alternate), 1972 
- James C. Albritton (b. 1862), American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 68th District, 1925-29 
- J. A. Albritton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1916 
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