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Albright Family History

Albright Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Albrecht . English: cognate of Albert from the Middle English personal name Albriht Old English Æthelbriht a metathesized form of Æthelbeorht. Compare Allbright .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bright, Waybright, Albrecht, Ebright, Olbrich, Albracht, Lambright

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Where is the Albright family from?

You can see how Albright families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Albright family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Albright families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 128 Albright families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded Albright's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Albright families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Albright surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Albright ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Albright. 15% of Albright men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Albright women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Albright were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 116,000 census records available for the last name Albright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Albright census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Albright. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Albright. For the veterans among your Albright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Albright lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Albright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Albright in 1942 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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