George Allen

1828–1870 (Age 42)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

George Allen was born in 1828, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Allen. He married Susannah Shaw on 22 October 1851, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Saint Mary's Church, Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 21 June 1870, at the age of 42.

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George Allen
Susannah Shaw
Marriage: 22 October 1851
Joseph Allen
Charles Allen
George Frederick Allen
Herbert A. Allen
Roseannah Allen
Emily Allen
Harry Allen

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22 October 1851
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)


Age 2

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 5

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 15

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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 (1)

  • George Allen, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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