Pringle Allen


Brief Life History of Pringle

When Pringle Allen was born in 1830, in Templemichael, County Longford, Ireland, his father, George Wilson Allen Jr, was 26 and his mother, Maria Harker, was 24. He married Charlotta Crogan on 4 March 1852, in Longford, County Longford, Ireland.

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Pringle Allen
Charlotta Crogan
Marriage: 4 March 1852

Sources (3)

  • Pringle Allen, "Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898"
  • Brough Allen, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"
  • Pringle Allen, "Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958"

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  • Marriage
    4 March 1852Longford, County Longford, Ireland
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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (6)


    Age 9

    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.


    Age 15

    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.


    Age 89

    Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

    English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

    French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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