When Sarah King was born in 1632, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas King, was 31 and her mother, Anne, was 24. She married Nathaniel Josselyn in 1656, in Lancaster, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 2 July 1706, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 74.
English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.
English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.
Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable rí (which means ‘king’ in Irish).