Origins Available: English
The history of the name D'albert begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person who is noble or bright. The surname D'albert is derived from the Saxon personal name
Aethel-berht. According to ancient Anglo-Saxon
history Aethelbert who was the King of Kent
from 860 to 866 AD, had bloodties to the Saxon invaders of the 4th century.
Early Origins of the D'albert family
The surname D'albert was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. The name is descended from the Saxon Aethel-berht meaning "the noble and brilliant one." Aethelbert was the King of Kent
from 860 to 866 A.D. and was descended from the original Saxon invaders in the 4th century.
Early History of the D'albert family
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D'albert Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like D'albert are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name D'albert include: Albertson, Albert, Alberton, Alberts and others.
Early Notables of the D'albert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the D'albert family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name D'albert or a variant listed above: Michael Albert who arrived in Lancaster, Pa. in 1719; Henry Albert settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798; Adam Albert settled in Philadelphia in 1738.
Contemporary Notables of the name D'albert (post 1700)
- Eugen Francis Charles d'Albert (1864-1932), German pianist and composer