Elizabeth Allen

23 October 1586–
Benenden, Kent, England

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Allen was christened on 23 October 1586, in Benenden, Kent, England, her father, Thomas Allen, was 30 and her mother, Grace, was 26.

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Thomas Allen
1556–1615
Grace
1560–1630
Elizabeth Allen
1586–
John Allen
1588–

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World Events (3)

1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots
Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company
The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.
1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower
"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

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.

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

Possible Related Names

Alan
Allain
Allan
Alleyne
Allin
Alling
Allinson
Allyn
McAllen

Sources (2)

  • Benenden, Kent, England - Archdeacon's Transcript
  • Elizabeth Alyn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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