When Philip Woodson King Sr was born on 14 September 1879, in Morrison, Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, Drew Woodson King, was 40 and his mother, Tennessee Polk Bonner, was 34. He married Susie St John on 3 June 1903, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in District 10, Effingham, Georgia, United States in 1930 and Civil District 10, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 10 June 1965, in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Morrison Cemetery, Morrison, Warren, Tennessee, 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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