Vilena Allen

15 June 1876–July 1876
Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Vilena

When Vilena Allen was born on 15 June 1876, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, her father, William A Allen, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Julia Lyons, was 35. She died in July 1876, in her hometown, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

William A Allen
1843–1900
Nancy Julia Lyons
1841–1899
Sarah Jane Allen
1862–1910
Elisabeth Allen
1864–1938
Absalom Allen
1866–1868
Zilpha Allen
1869–1920
William Bee Allen
1871–1951
Samuel Preston Allen
1874–1939
Vilena Allen
1876–1876
Martin V. Allen
1878–1962

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

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  • Vilena Allen, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Vilena Allen, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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