Michael King

1853–
Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Michael

Michael King was born in 1853, in Durham, England, United Kingdom. He married Maria Wilson on 10 February 1876.

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Michael King
1853–
Maria Wilson
1857–1894
Marriage: 10 February 1876

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World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 1
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1884
Age 31
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908
Age 55
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Koenig
Leroy
Jin
Jing
Kingdon
Kings
Laroy

Sources (2)

  • Michael King in entry for Maria Wilson Lowe, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
  • Michael King, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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