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Allen Ottolangui

Master Power Lifter

Back in Israel in May 1999 when I was just taking my first step into researching my Ottolangui roots I cranked up my then ageing Pentium powered PC and launched the Netscape Navigator into cyberspace, of which there still wasn’t so very much in those days.

When I typed in “Ottolangui” in the search box, I got two hits, the first of which was Allen Ottolangui the Hertfordshire power lifter. In those halcyon days I didn’t yet know that all the Ottolangui in the world were related, there were no contact details for Allen anywhere on the web and I had no access to UK telephone directories (which were still in paper editions at that time) so I kind of filed the information away and followed the other leads that I discovered a little later which took me off on a wild adventure.

The first time I heard more about Allen was when he left this greeting in the guest book of one of our family websites (

Allen is descended from the “Monty Ottolanguis” being a 7th generation descendant of David Ottolenghi. Your “cousin calculator” will aid you in working out which kind of cousin he is and how many times removed.

Allen’s father, David was born in Hackney on 13 August 1920 married May (nee Godley) in 1946 and Allen was born in October 1960 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

At a young age Allen became interested in the sport and soon became well known in national and international circles

Over the years Allen has accumulated an impressive record of achievements in his field

By bryanell2020

Occasional genealogist and full-time Ottolangui family historian. 8th generation descendant of the 17th century Ottolenghi family of Livorno, born in London, graduated in Birmingham, lived around the United Kingdom, Israel, and in Rome, Italy. For a short while in Buenos Aires, and currently residing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I have been since 2005.

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