John (twin) Allen

5 August 1658–3 December 1717 (Age 59)
Sandwich, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John (twin)

When John (twin) Allen was born on 5 August 1658, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America, his father, George Allen Jr., was 39 and his mother, Hannah Clapp, was 28. He married Alee Worthilake on 1 April 1701, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 3 December 1717, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 59.

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John (twin) Allen
1658–1717
Alee Worthilake
1651–
Marriage: 1 April 1701

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 April 1701
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

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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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • John Allin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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