Allen Family History & Genealogy

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Allen Last Name History & Origin

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Updated May 18, 2020

History

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Name Origin

french or syrian..from the meaning alan knights of mesopitainia or that area..horesmen or warriors from 2000-3000 bc

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Early Allens

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1507 - Unknown
1555 - 1585
1557 - 1657
1603 - Mar 8, 1632
1623 - May 31, 1678
1648 - Aug 5, 1695
1673 - Unknown
1686 - 1707
1688 - 1728

Allen Family Tree

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Sample of 19 Allen Biographies

Jun 23, 1909 - 1980
Apr 29, 1913 - Apr 2, 2005
Jun 24, 1939 - Dec 6, 2005
Jan 20, 1942 - Apr 18, 1981
Sep 20, 1930 - Nov 3, 1994
Oct 14, 1911 - Oct 24, 1998
Dec 19, 1923 - Aug 16, 2007
Dec 24, 1890 - April 1972
Mar 3, 1886 - October 1962
Nov 20, 1891 - August 1977
Oct 21, 1924 - Jul 25, 2001
Dec 7, 1894 - November 1965
Jul 30, 1909 - August 1972
c. 1980 - Unknown
c. 1954 - Unknown
c. 1968 - Unknown
Dec 31, 1969 - May 7, 1968
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1926 - Unknown

Allen Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Allen family member is 69.6 years old according to our database of 187,422 people with the last name Allen that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.6 years

Oldest Allens

These are the longest-lived members of the Allen family on AncientFaces.

Jun 8, 1851 - July 1972
121 years
Sep 1, 1851 - July 1969
117 years
Mar 9, 1777 - Nov 17, 1893
116 years
1726 - 1838
112 years
Sep 15, 1882 - Jan 20, 1991
108 years
Mar 10, 1883 - Apr 15, 1991
108 years
Nov 3, 1892 - Nov 5, 2000
108 years
Jun 6, 1897 - Jul 11, 2004
107 years
Mar 17, 1877 - June 1984
107 years
Aug 24, 1895 - Mar 31, 2003
107 years

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Sidney Allen
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hello my name is sidney allen but they call me craig. i am in the allen family out of the fort valley georgia area. also have relatives in the vidalia area but not sure how many.only on i heard of is my uncle hank [external link] grand father was william homer allen born in 1900.not sure were.if anyone has info about this side of the allen clan please e-mail me. thanks
Jul 31, 2009 · Reply
RaymondFranklin Bass
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According to One World Tree (Hang on.....) [Yes, a pun.]

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)

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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.

rb

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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
Jan 24, 2010 · Reply
Carol Sapolis
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I am the grand-daughter of Catherine Weinzettel Allen. Catherine was married to George L. Allen. Catherine was the daughter of Louis Weinzettel, Sr. and Josephine (Weaver) Weinzettel. My parents names, Richard and Dolores Allen - both are now deceased. We are looking for any information there is on my father and my grandmother.
Jan 31, 2013 · Reply

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