Allen (name)

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Allen
Family name
Meaning "handsome"
Region of origin Scotland, Ireland, England

Allen is a surname of English, Scottish and Irish origin, coming from aluinn meaning 'fair' or 'handsome'.[1] Allen is the 42nd most common surname in the United Kingdom.[2] It is reported as 27th in a list of common surnames in the United States.[3] In Ireland, Allen is the Anglicization of the Gaelic name Ó h-Ailín.[4]

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  • Daevid Allen (born 1938 as Christopher David Allen), Australian musician, founder of Soft Machine and Gong
  • Damon E. Allen (1921–2009), Kentucky optometrist
  • Darina Allen (born 1951), Irish chef
  • Dayton Allen (1919–2004), American comedian and voice actor
  • Debbie Allen (born 1950), American actress and television director/producer
  • Deborah Allen (born 1953), American country music singer
  • Devere Allen (1891-1955), American pacifist political activist and writer
  • Dick Allen (born 1942), former Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman
  • Diogenes Allen (1932–2013), American philosopher and theologian
  • Dominique Allen (born 1989), British basketball player
  • Donna Allen, American dance pop singer

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  • Ira Allen (1751–1814), politician from Vermont
  • Irwin Allen (1916–1991), American film and television procucer

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  • Neil Allen (born 1958), former American Major League baseball player
  • Nick Allen (1888–1939), American Major League baseball player
  • Nicky Allen (1958–1984), New Zealand rugby union player
  • Norman M. Allen (1828–1909), New York politician

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  • Omari Allen (born 1990), Montserratian cricketer
  • Orlando Allen (1803–1874), American politician—Buffalo, New York
  • Oscar K. Allen (1882–1936), Democratic governor of Louisiana (1932–36)

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  • Vic Allen (born 1922), British academic and economist
  • Victor M. Allen (1870–1916), New York politician
  • Viola Allen (1887–1948), American silent film and theater actress
  • Viv Allen (born 1916), former Canadian ice hockey player

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  • Walter Allen (1911–1995), English literary critic
  • Woody Allen (born 1935), American film actor and director, although not his birth name

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell, Kimberly. "ALLEN - Surname Meaning – Origin for the Surname Allen Genealogy". Genealogy Topic Guide. About.com. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Allen". British Surnames and Surname Profiles. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Powell, Kimberly. "100 Most Common U.S. Surnames - Common Last Name Meanings, Origins, and Family Trees". Genealogy Topic Guide. About.com. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ The Irish Times http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/surname/ |url= missing title (help).