The English surname Allbury is a variant of a group of names which include Allberry and, of course, Albury.
It means "dweller in or person from Allbury". There are several parishes in England called Albury. Albury is an abbreviated version of Aldorborough.
Aldorborough is derived from the Old English term, "eald" and "burgh", and means "old fort".
Jim Reynolds from the Bahamas contacted me regarding the Albury name becoming established in the New World. With his permission I reprint his email.
The Albury family name is quite famous in the Bahama Islands. One of the good
histories of the Islands was written by Paul Albury, whose wife was a
personal secretary to the Duke of Windsor (former King of England) when the
Duke was Royal Governor of the Bahamas. The Albury name appears in great
multitude in the pages of the Bahamas phone books for Nassau, Eluethera,
Harbour Island and Spanish Wells. They have always held positions of
prominence in the Bahamian community.
The Alburys of Bahamas trace back to 1635 and the ship "Dorset", which came
from England to Bermuda. Wlliam Albury appears on the list of passengers as
"Wlm. Albyre" age 15. He was coming over with a group of those leaving
England because of religious problems. Most on the ship were what are known
in America as "pilgrims" and in the Bahamas as "independents", for their
resistance to any change of the Anglican Church back from the protestant
reforms. William Albury has been traced to Wookingham, and "Locke's Farm"
there before leaving England. A Steven Albury of England has provided much of
this early information. More is available in the Bahamas genealogy web site.
By the way, many of the Alburys married Saunders, another common prominent
name in the Islands.
Some links you might be interested in visiting regarding the Bahamas Alburys:
Jim owns the Bouganvillia House in the Bahamas, also known as Miss Eula's, after Eula Albury who once owned it.
Here is a link for those interested in genealogy in the Bahamas