Re: ALLEN Immigrants To Virginia 1623-1656
1623-1656 could be a problem, too.
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First there weren't all that many records.
Then the British burned a lot in the War of 1812.
Then a lot of courthouses were burned during the Civil War.
And, of course, courthouses burn even when there is not a war.
Then there is spelling.There weren't dictionary's back then.Only later did Allen become a standard spelling.
Back then you might find Allen, Allin, Allyn, etc.In the older records this really helps distinguish the families.
What early Allen line are you researching?