When Elizabeth King was born in 1768, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Zachariah King, was 18 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Edwards, was 18. She married Francis Bondurant about 1781, in Buckingham, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1840, at the age of 72.
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).
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