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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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Albert Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Albert. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • European Jewish


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Albert Family Origin

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Albert Family Occupations

What did your Albert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Albert family was Carpenter. The most common Albert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Albert's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Albert.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Albert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 205,000 census records available for the last name Albert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Albert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Albert Life Expectancy

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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