Herbert A. Allen

1864–
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

The Life of Herbert A.

When Herbert A. Allen was born about 1864, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, his father, George Enoch Allen, was 36 and his mother, Susannah Shaw, was 34. He lived in Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

George Enoch Allen
1828–
Susannah Shaw
1830–
Joseph Allen
1853–
Ellen Elizabeth Allen
1853–
George Frederick Allen
1861–
Herbert A. Allen
1864–
Charles Allen
1857–
Emily Allen
1858–
Harry Allen
1860–
Rosanna H Allen
1866–

Parents & Siblings

  • George Enoch Allen

    Male1828–Male

  • Female1830–Female

siblings

(8)

  • Joseph Allen

    Male1853–Male

  • Female1853–Female

  • Charles Allen

    Male1857–Male

  • Emily Allen

    Female1858–Female

  • Male1860–Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 40

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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 (2)

  • Herbert Allen in household of George Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Herbert A Allen in household of Joseph Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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