Charles Allen

1857–
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles

When Charles Allen was born in 1857, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Allen, was 29 and his mother, Susannah Shaw, was 27. 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)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 23

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

Age 27

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

Age 47

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.

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