Albro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Albro family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Suffolk where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough.

Early Origins of the Albro family

The surname Albro was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough. At the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086, a census of England initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066, Aldborough was held by Norman from his chief tenants, the Abbot of Ely and Robert Malet's mother. Conjecturally the family name is descended from this source. At this time, Aldborough consisted of a village with two churches.

Important Dates for the Albro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albro research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1500, 1584, 1630, 1617 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Albro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Albro Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Albro have been found, including Aldborough, Alderborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrow, Aldeborough, Aldburc, Aldburgh, Aldberg, Elderborough, Alborough, Albrough and many more.

Early Notables of the Albro family (pre 1700)

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Albro migration to the United States

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Albro were among those contributors:

Albro Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Albro (c. 1617-1712), early settler to the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1634; he became a magistrate, and a long-time military officer in the Portsmouth Militia in the colony [1]
Albro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss S J Albro, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]

Albro migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Albro Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Albro, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • William Albro, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Contemporary Notables of the name Albro (post 1700)

  • Maxine Albro (1903-1966), American painter, muralist and lithographer
  • Myron Dale Albro (b. 1897), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tioga County, 1938-52; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964 [2]
  • Howard Albro, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 43rd District, 1934 [2]
  • Henry W. Albro, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Megantic, 1891-98, 1898-1911 [2]
  • Harry B. Albro (b. 1887), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948 [2]
  • Christopher D. Albro, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Massachusetts State Treasurer, 1905 [2]
  • Addis Albro, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900 [2]
  • Robert Albro (b. 1962), Australian professional footballer
  • John Albro (1764-1839), Canadian merchant and politician in Nova Scotia who represented Halifax Township in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly (1818 to 1826)
  • Albro Charles Ayres (1907-1981), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1951-56 [3]

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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