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George Allen
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1879
New York, USA
Death: May 17, 1940
Placer County
California, USA

Allen Name Meaning and History
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, Oxford University Press 
 
Burial:
Old Auburn Cemetery
Auburn
Placer County
California, USA
Plot: S
 
Created by: Glenda Ragan
Record added: Oct 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42609632
George Allen
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