Mary King

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary King was born in October 1849, in County Roscommon, Ireland, her father, John King, was 49 and her mother, Marcella Hanigan, was 46. She died in March 1912, in Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

John King
1801–1876
Marcella Hanigan
1804–1887
Owen King
1827–1889
Anne King
1837–1909
Daniel Hanigan King
1839–1881
Mary King
1849–1912
Sarah T. King
1852–1910

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    Name Meaning

    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 (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

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

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