When Rachel King was born in 1814, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George King, was 40 and her mother, Catherine B. Stickel, was 36. She married Jesse Coldren Strawhen in 1836, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Edinburgh, Blue River Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 2 December 1897, in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Albion 1 Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States.
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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