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A German family surname
« on: Tuesday 24 January 23 21:34 GMT (UK) »
I'm working on a family named Albanesius from Württemberg. I can only surmise they were originally Albanian - there are numerous Italians named Albanesi and the Germans often Latinized names adding ius or us.

Has anyone had any experience with this surname?

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oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: A German family surname
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 25 January 23 08:51 GMT (UK) »
had a trawl through the 9 pages - the vast majority are from Sindelfingen,Wurttemberg

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Earliest I can find is GUY Albanesius  1600 - BARCELONA ,SPAIN

So is it Spanish origin ?
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: A German family surname
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 January 23 12:42 GMT (UK) »
St Alban of Mainz was a Christian martyr in the late Roman empire. 
There's a monastery named after him there and another in Basel.

Certainly Alban is a German surname, presumed to be derived from his name.
Possibly there were variants.
Bagwell of Kilmore & Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary;  Beatty from Enniskillen;  Brown from Preston, Lancs.;  Burke of Ballydugan, Co. Galway;  Casement in the IoM and Co. Antrim;  Davison of Knockboy, Broughshane;  Frobisher;  Guillemard;  Harrison in Co. Antrim and Dublin;  Jones around Burton Pedwardine, Lincs.;  Lindesay of Loughry;  Newcomen of Camlagh, Co. Roscommon;  Shield;  Watson from Kidderminster;  Wilkinson from Leeds


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Re: A German family surname
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 January 23 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, all, for the clues!