Rachael Allen

1842–
Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rachael

When Rachael Allen was born in 1842, in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Allen, was 28 and her mother, Sarah, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Allen
1814–
Sarah
1813–
Hannah Allen
1837–
Mary Ann Allen
1839–
William Allen
1840–
Rachael Allen
1842–
Alfred Allen
1847–
Enoch Allen
1849–
Thomas Allen
1851–
Emily Allen
1857–

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World Events (3)

1843

Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1884

Age 42

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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 (1)

  • Rachael Allen in household of Thomas Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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