Fanny Allen

1747–
Northampton, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Fanny

When Fanny Allen was born in 1747, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, her father, Richard Allen, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Unknown, was 32.

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Richard Allen
1715–1783
Elizabeth Unknown
1715–1783
Mary Allen
1736–1800
Jacob Allen
1739–1782
John Allen
1741–1784
Jesse Allen
1743–1803
William Allen
1745–
Fanny Allen
1747–
Mourning Allen
1749–
Alice Allen
1751–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1715–1783Male

    Elizabeth Unknown

    Female1715–1783Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 29

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 29

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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