Joseph Allen

1852–
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Allen was born about 1852, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, his father, George Allen, was 24 and his mother, Susannah Shaw, was 22. He lived in Saint Mary's Church, Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

George Allen
1828–1870
Susannah Shaw
1830–
Joseph Allen
1852–
Charles Allen
1857–
George Frederick Allen
1861–
Herbert A. Allen
1864–
Roseannah Allen
1867–1934
Emily Allen
1858–
Harry Allen
1860–

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 2

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 28

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

Age 32

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.

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