James T Allen

about 1799–
Augusta Co, Virginia

The Life of James T

When James T Allen was born about 1799, his father, Col. James Allen, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Tate, was 24.

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Col. James Allen
1771–1828
Elizabeth Tate
1775–1861
Margaret Peggy Allen
1794–1864
Mary Allen
1796–1847
James T Allen
1799–
John Allen
1796–1851
William Allen
1798–1873
Nancy F. Allen
1802–1865
James Turner Allen
1804–1890
Sarah B Allen
1806–1845

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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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