Marion Martha Allen

1873–1954 (Age 81)
Hotham, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Marion Martha

Marion Martha Allen was born in 1873. She died in 1954, in Merbein, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 81.

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Marion Martha Allen
1873–1954
Henry Robert Gillett
1872–1957

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World Events (3)

1877

Age 4

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.
1892

Age 19

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 28

First Federal election.

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.

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Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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