Thomas Allen

Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Allen was born in 1776, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles Allen, was 27 and his mother, Rachel Dare, was 19. He married Elizabeth Jameson on 16 February 1796, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.

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Thomas Allen
Elizabeth Jameson
Marriage: 16 February 1796
Thomas Allen Jr.
Samuel Allen Or Alling
Thomas Allen
Charles Allin Or Alling

Spouse and Children

16 February 1796
Burlington, New Jersey, United States



    Samuel Allen Or Alling


    Thomas Allen


    Charles Allin Or Alling


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Allen





World Events (8)


Age 0

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 0

New Jersey is the 3rd state.

Age 32

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thos Allen in entry for Saml Allen, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • Thos Allen in entry for Saml Allen, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • Thomas Allen in entry for Charles Allen, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"

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