George Ernest Allen

about 1879–22 June 1953 (Age 74)
Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia

The Life of George Ernest

When George Ernest Allen was born about 1879, in Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia, his father, William Charles Allen, was 31 and his mother, Annie Firth, was 22. He married Hilda Victoria about 1904, in Victoria, Australia. He died on 22 June 1953, in South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fawkner, Victoria, Australia.

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Family Time Line

George Ernest Allen
Hilda Victoria
Marriage: about 1904

Spouse and Children

about 1904
Victoria, Australia

Parents and Siblings

    William Charles Allen


    Annie Firth





    John William Allen



    Thomas James Allen


    Charles Allen


+3 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 13

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 22

First Federal election.

Age 22

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

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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