The origin of this surname is quite varied. The first possibility is that it is a derivation from a Roman toponym Alba present in various areas of Italy, from the Piedmontese Alba Pompeia (Alba) to the more famous Alba Longa. A second theory is that the surname derives from a late Latin name Albanus, while a third plausible hypothesis is that it derives from a medieval toponym Albano, present in many parts of Italy. The first traces of these surnames are from the 1500s.
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