Molly Allen

1773–
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Molly

When Molly Allen was born on 8 August 1773, her father, Ambrose Allen, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Hibbard Lee, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose Allen
1747–1840
Hannah Hibbard Lee
1749–1812
Ambrose Allen
1767–1853
Hannah Allen
1770–
Molly Allen
1773–
Samuel Allen
1774–
John Jacob Lee Allen
1776–1840
Eunice Allen
1778–1812
Jeremiah Allen
1780–
John Allen
1782–
Elizabeth Allen
1784–
Isaac Allen
1785–
David Allen
1786–1860
Anna Allen
1790–1831

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World Events (2)

1869

Age 96

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1871

Age 98

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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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