Lydia Allen

16 February 1710–
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia

Lydia Allen was born on 16 February 1710, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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World Events (3)

1776
Age 66
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776
Age 66
Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 66
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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.

Possible Related Names

Alan
Allain
Allan
Alleyne
Allin
Alling
Allinson
Allyn
McAllen

Sources (2)

  • Lydia Allen, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lydia Allen -

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