When William George Allen was born on 14 December 1836, in Cape Tormentine, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Benjamin Samuel Allen, was 39 and his mother, Phebe Trenholm, was 37. He married Sarah Ann Goodwin on 29 July 1868, in Baie Verte, Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years and Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901. His occupation is listed as farmer in Cape Tormentine, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. He died in 1922, in Cape Tormentine, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bayfield, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.
English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.
English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).
French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.
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