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Origin and popularity of the name ALBERT


Albert : French English German Catalan Hungarian Romanian Dutch Slovak Czech Croatian Slovenian West Indian (mainly Haiti) and Mauritian: from the personal name Albert composed of the ancient Germanic elements adal ‘noble’ + berht ‘bright famous’. The standard German form is Albrecht. The name was borne by several Christian saints notably Saint Albert of Prague a Bohemian prince who died a martyr in 997 attempting to convert the Prussians to Christianity and Saint Albert the Great (c. 1193–1280) an Aristotelian theologian and tutor of Thomas Aquinas. In more recent times it has been adopted as a Jewish surname.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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