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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.

Albritton Early Origins



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.

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Albritton Spelling Variations


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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.

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Albritton Early History


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Albritton Early History



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

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Albritton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Albritton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Albritton 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Albritton (post 1700)


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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
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Albritton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Albritton 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.

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