Joseph Allen

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Allen was christened on 16 August 1730, in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Allen, was 23 and his mother, Remember Stone, was 26. He died in November 1752, in At Sea, at the age of 22.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Allen
1706–1760
Remember Stone
1704–1763
Joseph Allen
1730–1752
Andrew Allen
1733–1743
Abigail Allen
1735–
Ezra Allen
1738–1767
Bartholomew Allen
1738–1770
Eunice Allen
1740–1804
Andrew Allen
1743–1818
Rachel Allen
1746–

Sources (2)

  • Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850
  • Death, Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records 1620-1988

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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