Joseph Allen

September 1855–
Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Allen was born in September 1855, in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Allen, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth ALLEN, was 34. He lived in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Family Time Line

William Allen
1821–
Elizabeth ALLEN
1821–
Jesse Allen
1844–
James Allen
1846–
Jane Allen
1850–
Selina Allen
1854–
Joseph Allen
1855–
Henry Allen
1857–1896

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 25

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

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 53

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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  • Joseph Allen in household of Elizabeth Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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