Origins Available: English, Scottish
Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Albyn family lived in Normandy where it was derived from the ancient English given name Albin, meaning white.
Early Origins of the Albyn family
Normandy, in the year 980, as St. Aubyn. This distinguished name arrived with the Conqueror through Sir John Aubyn, and settled in Barnstaple in Devon, where he became a patron of Barnstable Abbey. The family were granted many estates and they were recorded under the name Alban in the Domesday Book.
Early History of the Albyn family
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Albyn Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Albone, Allibone, Hallibone, Albin, Allbahn, Alibone, Allbones, Allbone, Alban, Aubyn, Aubyn, Aubin, Auban, Ellibone, Elbin, Ellban, Ellbone and many more.
Early Notables of the Albyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Albyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Albyn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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