Thomas Allen

1890–1972 (Age 81)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Allen was born on 1 May 1890, in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Thomas Albert Allen, was 24 and his mother, Susan Catherine Daly, was 22. He married Sarah A Gersbach in 1924, in Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 5 February 1972, in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Allen
1890–1972
Sarah A Gersbach
Marriage: 1924
Dorothy Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1890–1972Male

  • Sarah A Gersbach

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
1924
Leeton, New South Wales, Australia
children

(1)

  • Dorothy Allen

    FemaleFemale

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1892

Age 2

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 11

First Federal election.
1914

Age 24

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

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.

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