The surname Alpers was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the name is unquestionably derived from Albertus, from the Anglo Saxon Aethelbeort, the first being recorded as Albertus of Dundee about 1214 and succeeded by Cleopha Alberti in 1281. The affectation of the 'H' in front of the name did not arrive until the 15th century, and at this time the canting of the Arms for the name became associated with the pike-like weapon common amongst the Scottish/English Border Clans known as 'The Steel Bonnets' from the 13th century onward.
Important Dates for the Alpers family
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Alpers Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Halbert, Halpert, Halberdyne, Halberdyn, Hallbert and many more.
Early Notables of the Alpers family (pre 1700)
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Alpers migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alpers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Ant Ferdin Alpers, who arrived in America in 1778 
Christian Alpers, who landed in Long Island in 1781 
Contemporary Notables of the name Alpers (post 1700)
Jackie Alpers (b. 1968), American photographer and award winning author of "Sprinkles! Recipes & Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts"
Svetlana Leontief Alpers (b. 1936), American art historian and art critic
Oscar Thorwald Johan Alpers (1867-1927), Danish-born, New Zealand teacher, journalist, writer, poet, lawyer and judge
Agnes Alpers (b. 1961), German politician
Hans Joachim Alpers (1943-2011), German writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, co-founder of the role-playing game The Dark Eye
Michael Philip Alpers AO, FRS, Australian medical researcher, and John Curtin distinguished Professor of International Health, at Curtin University, Honorary Senior Research Associate University College London
^ 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)
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