Edith Kate Allen

1879–
Greenham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edith Kate

When Edith Kate Allen was born from April 1879 to June 1879, in Greenham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edwin Allen, was 34 and her mother, Maria Soper, was 33. She lived in Burghclere, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Allen
1845–
Maria Soper
1846–1885
Ernest John S Allen
1870–
Edwin Thomas Allen
1873–
Caroline Sarah Allen
1877–
Edith Kate Allen
1879–
Emily Allen
1883–

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 1

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

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1914

Age 35

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Edith Allen in household of Edwin Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Edith Allen in household of Edwin Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Edith Allen in household of Edwin Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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