When Elijah Allen was born on 22 January 1878, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Hopkins Allen, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes, was 30. He married Emma Pearl Nielson on 9 October 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1910 and World in 1935. He died on 1 July 1953, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.
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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