Place Name: Allin Park
Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1958)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: variant of Allen. Allen is an English relationship name from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan, of uncertain origin), the name of a Welsh and Breton saint, which was popular among the Bretons who came over from Normandy with William the Conqueror
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
The Ontario-born brothers, Dr. Norman G. Allin (1879-1957) and Dr. Edgar W. Allin (1875-1933) were pioneer Edmonton doctors. Edgar Allin received his medical training in Ontario before coming to Edmonton in 1909. The following year he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. One of the leading surgeons in western Canada, Edgar Allin became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1913, was vice-president in 1916, and also served as president of the Edmonton Academy of Medicine and Canadian Medical Association, Alberta Division.Norman Allin also received his medical training in Ontario. In about 1912, he joined his brother in Edmonton and began practising medicine. He was a member of the medical staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for many years, until his retirement in 1947. Allin Park is in the Glenwood neighbourhood and has an area of 1.82 ha.
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