When Carlos King was born on 4 August 1816, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Ichabod King, was 36 and his mother, Clarissa Howard, was 34. He married Susan Alexander Spencer on 15 March 1859, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. He lived in Burlington Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 11 January 1904, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, 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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