Joseph King

18 March 1656–
Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph King was born on 18 March 1656, in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Michael King, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Hiry Cary, was 28.

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Michael King
1628–1700
Elizabeth Hiry Cary
1628–1716
Henry King
1650–1716
John King
1659–1704
William King
1662–1747
Nathan King
1668–1700
John King
1672–1736
Michael King Jr
1652–1736
Henry King II
1653–1716
Elizabeth King
1654–1725
Joseph King
1656–
William King
1658–
Rebecca King
1658–
Ruth King
1663–
Patience King
1669–

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1775

Age 119

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

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.

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