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Albert Name Meaning

English, French, North German, Danish, Catalan, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, etc.: from the personal name Albert, composed of the Germanic elements adal ‘noble’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The standard German form is Albrecht. This, in its various forms, was one of the most popular of all European male personal names in the Middle Ages. It was borne by various churchmen, notably St. Albert of Prague, a Bohemian prince who died a martyr in 997 attempting to convert the Prussians to Christianity; also St. Albert the Great (?1193–1280), an Aristotelian theologian and tutor of Thomas Aquinas. It was also the name of princes and military leaders, such as Albert the Bear (1100–70), Margrave of Brandenburg. In more recent times it has been adopted as a Jewish family name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Alber, Elbert, Jalbert, Talbert, Halbert, Alger, Tabbert, Aubert

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Where is the Albert family from?

You can see how Albert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Albert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Albert families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 78 Albert families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Albert's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Albert families in 1840.
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What did your Albert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Albert. 15% of Albert men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Albert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Albert were Clerk 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
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Maid
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Albert. 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 54,000 military records available for the last name Albert. For the veterans among your Albert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Albert lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Albert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Albert in 1942 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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