George Allen

about 1877–31 October 1963 (Age 86)
Fletton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

George Allen was born about 1877, in Fletton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Blanche Gillett in 1908. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 31 October 1963, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

George Allen
1877–1963
Blanche Gillett
1875–
Marriage: 1908
Barbara Allen
1911–1991
Margaret Allen
1913–
Frances Allen
1915–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1908
London, Middlesex, E ngland
children

(3)

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 3

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 7

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 27

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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Sources (1)

  • George Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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