Surname ALBIN
This surname is widespread in USA and it is present in many European countries. What is its origin and meaning?
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I've always believed any names including 'alb-i or -a' referred to white (or perhaps 'light' as in 'light-skinned'. Britain was called Alba at one time, I believe because of the White Cliffs of Dover ...
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It could possibly be from the Roman family name Albanius which means "from Alba" in Latin.
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It is also mentioned as a variation of Alban, an English surname with at least 2 origins. (the saint and the town St.Albans.) See http://home.clara.net/rowlands/alban.htm . The Latin first name Albinus, meaning 'fair-complexioned' is another possible origin.
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