John Jack Francis Allen

1906–1994 (Age 87)
Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John Jack Francis

When John Jack Francis Allen was born on 5 August 1906, in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Allen, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Tebbutt, was 31. He died on 1 July 1994, in Rushden, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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John Jack Francis Allen
1906–1994
Edith Brightwell
1902–

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World Events (8)

1908

Age 2

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 8

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 33

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

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 (3)

  • John Jack Francis Allen in household of Thomas Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • 1911 England Census
  • England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

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