Malcolm I King of Alba

5 October 0897–3 December 0954 (Age 57)
Auchencairn, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Malcolm I

When Malcolm I King of Alba was born on 5 October 0897, in Auchencairn, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, his father, Donald II King of Alba, was 35 and his mother, Unknown, was 15. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Unknown. He died on 3 December 0954, in Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 57, and was buried in Isle of Iona, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Malcolm I King of Alba
Dubh, King of Alba
Kenneth II King of Alba
N.N. Argyll Princess of Alba

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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).

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Sources (16)

  • Malcolm I King of Scots, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Malcolm I - Britain's royal families: the complete genealogy by Weir, Alison
  • Donald II Britain's royal families : the complete genealogy by Weir, Alison, 1951-

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