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Alberic comes from an Old Germanic name, Albirich, meaning Elf Ruler from aelf (elf) and ric (ruler, power).
The Old Germanic name Albirich became Aelfric in Old English and Alberi, then Aubrey, in Normandy. After the Normans invaded England in 1066, Aubrey (Aubrey de Vere was a companion of William the Conqueror) replaced Aelfric. In the 18th century, the old Latin form, Albericus, was revived and Alberic was formed from it in the 19th century. It lasted for a while, but has since disappeared.
French (Norman): Alberi, Auleri, Aubrey.
See also: Aubrey.
Artists and Authors:
Aelfric (circa 10th century)
Aubrey de Vere (Albericus de Vere) (1040-1112)
A companion of William the Conqueror.
Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
0.019 % named Aubrey
less than 0.004 % named Alberic
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