Allen Family History & Genealogy
Allen Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Allen family.
- Anne Allen born 1507
- Unknown Allen born 1555
- Phebe Allen Hicks born 1557
- Alice Elizabeth Bradley Allen born 1603
- Ann Goodale Allen born 1623
- Mary Allen / Allen Toothacher born 1648
- Abigail Allen Clapp born 1673
- Sarah Allen B. Wormell C1683, B. C1683 born 1683
- Mary French Allen born 1686
- Jane Turner Allen born 1688
Allen Biographies & Family Trees
Find birth, death records, and obituaries of Allens on AncientFaces:
Most Common First Names
- James 2.9%
- William 2.9%
- John 2.8%
- Robert 2.2%
- Mary 1.9%
- Charles 1.6%
- George 1.5%
- Thomas 1.0%
- Richard 0.9%
- Joseph 0.7%
Allen Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 187,422 people with the last name Allen that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Allen family on AncientFaces.
- Jimmy Allen lived 121 years
- Eber Allen lived 118 years
- Priscilla (Allen) Scroggins lived 116 years
- William Allen lived 112 years
- Robert Allen lived 109 years
- Tena J Allen lived 108 years
- Annie L Allen lived 108 years
- Louvenia Allen lived 107 years
- Mary Allen lived 107 years
- Missie R Allen lived 108 years
We are related to an ex-slave: Richard Allen 1760-1831 through Mercy Briggs 1711-1775 wife of Peleg Card 1710-1784.
Richard Allen (1760-1831): Reverend, ex-slave
Richard Allen was an African American pastor and the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was born as a slave to a colonial jurist. Relationship: 6th Cousin to William Peleg Card.
How accurate is this ?
One World Tree: “The Relationship Finder Tool is as accurate as the data we pull from One World Tree. The quality of each relationship shown is measured by stars (where 5 stars shows high probability of an accurate relationship.)"
None of those below are less that 4 out of 5 stars. #
It goes like this:
5th g grandmother of WmP Card 5th g grandmother of Richard Allen
Katherine Davis (1575-1619) [alt. Katherine Starkes (1605-1656)] ##
Joan Allen (1602-1639)***** Samuel Allen (1588-1648)****
Thomas Briggs (1633-1696)***** James Allen (1614-1676)****
Daniel Briggs (1655-1730)***** Joseph Allen(1652-1703)*****
Mercy Briggs (1711-1775)***** Jeremiah Allen (1690- ) *****
Peleg Card (1740-1777)***** William Allen (1712- )****
Peleg Card (1771-1831)**** Clifton Allen (1736- )****
William Peleg Card (1811-1878)**** Richard Allen (1760-1831)*****
(From William Peleg - Franklin William Card - Lela (Card) Bass-Raymond Franklin Bass-Raymond F. Bass ...Me)
Here's an interesting sidelight:
Unless President Barak Obama's mother's lineage shows African-Americans within it, none of the President's ancestors were slaves ...... but mine were.
Only in America.
What a country we have............and will always have.
Post Script. An additional and ironic element in this story is that Richard Allen married Sarah Bass......... rb
# As of this morning (19 January 2010), I have been able to connect the dots. It is most certainly accurate. rb
## I believe that it is Katherine Davis (1575-1619) that belongs at the top of the lineage shown and have adjusted accordingly. If not (this is called hedging) we already had Katherine Starkes in our tree in the same position in relation to Joan Allen. (I hadn't pursued Katherine's other children beyond Joan.) As you know, this is typical of the confusion over wives (often multiple) and dates from that long ago..... rb As an update, it seems possible that it may have been Katherine Starkes after all (this is hedging-2.) rb 09 Feb 2010