Allen

1711–
Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Allen

When Allen was born in 1711, in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Judah Allen, was 21 and his mother, Desire Rogers, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Judah Allen
1690–1711
Desire Rogers
1687–1711
Elizabeth Allen
1702–1747
Mary Allen
1705–1706
Daniel Allen
1709–1747
Daniel Allen
1710–1732
Allen
1711–
Allen
1712–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Elizabeth Allen

    Female1702–1747Female

    Mary Allen

    Female1705–1706Female

    Daniel Allen

    Male1709–1747Male

    Male1710–1732Male

    Male1711–Male

+1 More Child

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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