Robert King

10 August 1795–
Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert King was born on 10 August 1795, his father, James King, was 26 and his mother, Janet Stevenson, was 25. He lived in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1798.

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Family Time Line

James King
1769–1869
Janet Stevenson
1770–1852
Janet King
1790–
Martha King
1795–
James King
1792–
John King
1793–1836
Robert King
1795–

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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 7

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 20

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 35

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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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  • Robert King, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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