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This name comes from the 13th century surname Aubeni, Daubeny and Daubini. The name derives from any of the various places in northern France including: Aubigne (Brittany), and Aubigny (Normandy), so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name "Albinius" plus the preposition "de-" from the Latin “Albus > Alba > Albīnus", meaning white, sunrise, twilight, clear, bright, shining”. The first surname was introduced into England by the Normans during the Conquest of 1066.

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