George Allen

1852–
Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Allen was born in 1852, in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Allin, was 39 and his mother, Charlotte Revell, was 37. He had at least 3 daughters with Ellen Rachel Brown.

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Family Time Line

George Allen
1852–
Ellen Rachel Brown
1850–
Cecilia Eleanor Allen
1877–
Elsie Allen
1882–
Florence G Allen
1884–

Spouse and Children

    Male1852–Male

    Ellen Rachel Brown

    Female1850–Female

children

(3)

    Cecilia Eleanor Allen

    Female1877–Female

    Elsie Allen

    Female1882–Female

    Florence G Allen

    Female1884–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1813–Male

    Charlotte Revell

    Female1815–Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 2

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 28

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

Age 32

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • George Allen, "England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers"
  • George Allin, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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