Origins Available: English
Albyn is one of the thousands of new names that the 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
The surname Albyn was first found in St. Taurin, Evreux, 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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Albyn research.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1658, 1560, 1629, 1624, 1696, 1636, 1688, 1690 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Albyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Albyn Spelling Variations
Multitudes of 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)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Allibond (1597-1658), Master of Magdalen College School; Peter Allibond (1560-1629), an English translator of theological treatises from the French and Latin; Henry Albin (1624-1696), an English minister from Batcombe, Somerset
who was ejected... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Albyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Francis Albyn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERLOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Waterloo.htm