Henry George Allen

6 September 1903–December 1978 (Age 75)
Studham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry George

When Henry George Allen was born on 6 September 1903, in Studham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Allen, was 42 and his mother, Emma Hughes, was 40. He married Blanche Taylor in 1927, in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in December 1978, in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Henry George Allen
Blanche Taylor
Marriage: 1927

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Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 1

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 5

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 21

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

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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Sources (3)

  • George Allen in household of Henry Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Henry G Allen, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Henry G Allen in household of Henry Allen, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"

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