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Hi, my name is Taryn Alberts (born Cassidy) and I'm new and would like to say I look forward to collaborating on existing and creating new profiles.

I'm primarily researching Alberts, Cassidy, Eloff, Hamblin, Green, Rogers, Hope, Davey and Malan families (with most of the latest descendants residing in South Africa)
WikiTree profile: Taryn Alberts
in The Tree House by Taryn Alberts G2G Crew (580 points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
Hi Taryn, nice to meet you.  Welcome to WikiTree!
Welcome to Wikitree!
How do I say it differently other than Welcome To WikiTree! Mags
Glad to have you join us.  I have friends from South Africa and they treat me like family.  You have some surnames I am curious about.
Hi Steve. What surnames are you looking at?
Green, Lake, Rockemann, Folk
Green is my late mother-in-law's maiden name. Unfortunately not much is known about her family except her siblings names and some of their children's names.

The only Lake I know of is a Mrs Lake that was one of my kids' teachers about 10 years ago in Port Elizabeth.

I am unfamiliar with the other surnames, but if I come across anything I will be sure to pass on the info

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Here's a free source of surname origins. You may want to check out the other names that you are researching. 


This is a surname of Anglo-Saxon pre 8th century origins. Recorded in the spellings of Albert, Aubert, the patronymic Albertson and the short form Alberts, the name was popular as a baptismal name in England before the Norman Invasion of 1066. The Normans also used the name, and therefore it enjoyed increased support until the surname period, when mysteriously its popularity waned. The surname was recorded from the early 13th century, see below, but recordings were sparse. The name derives from the Old German compound 'Aedelbeort' which translates literally as 'noble-bright', but probably had a more prosaic meaning one thousand years ago. Examples of the early recordings include 'Albertus' in the 1086 Domesday Book for Bedfordshire, whilst Phillipus filius Alberti is recorded in the 1211 'Curia regis' rolls for Dorset, and Isabella Aubert appears in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in the year 1327. The latter was clearly a hereditary surname, although those before it were not so. Later examples of recordings taken from church registers include William Albert who married Anne Sharp at St Dunstans in the East, Stepney, on November 9th 1635, whilst a very interesting pair of recordings are those of Susanne Albert, the daughter of Pierre, christened at the French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Street, London, and on September 5th 1706 Daniel Albert, who was a witness at Glasshouse Street French Huguenot church, London. These recordings illustrate a what may be described as a third entry of the surname into Britain. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert Alberd, which was dated 1221, in the pipe rolls of Warwickshire, during the reign of King Henry 111, known as 'The Frenchman', 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
The Internet Surname Database " Alberts". Posted to Kitty's Library: 05:24 CST 5 April 2016.: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Kitty%27s_Library JPVIV
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There seem to be a lot people with the Alberts surname in IL, PA and NY. If you point on any state, this source provides details and if you click on England & Wales you can see what counties have the most people with the Alberts surname.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
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Hello Taryn, Welcome to Wikitree!
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