Hannah Allen

1870–
Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Allen was born in 1870, in Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Allen, was 31 and her mother, Charolette Oates, was 30. She lived in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

William Allen
1839–
Charolette Oates
1840–
Harriet Allen
1860–
Sarah Allen
1861–
Frances Allen
1867–
Hannah Allen
1870–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 10

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

Age 14

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

Age 34

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 (2)

  • Hannah Allen in household of William Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Hannah Allen in household of William Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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