When James S. King was born about 1810, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry King, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Hawkins, was 33. He married Mary A. Castellow on 31 July 1831, in Newton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died about 1860, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, at the age of 52.
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).