Anne Allen

14 February 1720–
Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Anne

When Anne Allen was christened on 14 February 1720, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Nathan Allen, was 43 and her mother, Jane Brown, was 39. She married John Ramsden on 26 April 1744, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters.

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John Ramsden
Anne Allen
Marriage: 26 April 1744
Margaret Ramsden
Richard Ramsden
Samuel Ramsden
Betty Ramsden
Mary Ramsden
Jane Ramsden
Margaret Ramsden
John Ramsden

Spouse and Children

26 April 1744
Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Margaret Ramsden




    Betty Ramsden


    Mary Ramsden


+3 More Children

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+7 More Children

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1801 · The Act of Union

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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.

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Sources (3)

  • Anne in entry for Richard Ramsden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne in entry for Margaret Ramsden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne Allen, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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