When Isaac Thomas Allen was born on 4 August 1855, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Daniel Allen Jr, was 50 and his mother, Sarah Jane Whiteley, was 21. He married Martha Turner Heaps on 8 March 1882, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 6 April 1940, in Victor, Teton, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Victor, Teton, Idaho, 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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Isaac’s father, Daniel Allen, was a tanner & harness maker & made shoes and Isaac learned the trade well from him. While in Utah Isaac was a blacksmith but when he moved with his family to Idaho he …
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