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Early Origins of the Albury family

The surname Albury was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Albury family

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Albury Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Albury were recorded, including Albery, AlBerry, Albury, Allbery, Allberry, Allbury, Alberrey, Alburiegh, Alberiegh, Albray, Allbray, Albrey and many more.

Early Notables of the Albury family (pre 1700)

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Albury Ranking

In the United States, the name Albury is the 17,901st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Albury migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Albury family emigrate to North America:

Albury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Albury, aged 60, who landed in Key West, Fla in 1843 [2]
  • Jos Albury, aged 60, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1843 [2]
  • William Albury, aged 24, who landed in Key West, Fla in 1843 [2]

Australia Albury migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Albury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Albury, English convict who was convicted in Southampton, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 27 September 1834, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Albury (post 1700) +

  • Charles Donald Albury (1920-2009), American co-pilot in both atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Victor Albury (b. 1947), American former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins (1973 to 1976)
  • Willard Martin Albury (1885-1973), American politician, Mayor of Key West, Florida, 1937-45 [4]
  • William Frederick "Bill" Albury (b. 1933), English professional association footballer
  • Mr. Simon Albert Albury M.B.E., British Chair for Campaign for Broadcasting Equality, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Broadcasting [5]
  • James Albury (b. 1986), Australian Baseball League pitcher from Brisbane
  • Brigadier Cranston Albury McEachern (1905-1983), Australian Commander Royal Artillery 8th Australian Infantry Division (Malaya) from 1941 to 1942 [6]

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  2. 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)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th August 2020). Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from
  5. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018,
  6. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Cranston McEachern. Retrieved from on Facebook