Samuel Allen

1700–1771 (Age 71)
Ireland

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Allen was born about 1700, in Ireland, his father, Robert Allan, was 24 and his mother, Janet Hare, was 20. He had at least 1 son. He died in 1771, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71.

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Samuel Allen
1700–1771
Abraham Allen
1740–1825

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1714

Age 14

Catholics hold just 7% of land in Ireland.

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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