Joseph King

Male25 December 1795–2 October 1799

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph King was born on 25 December 1795, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin King, was 53 and his mother, Hepzibah Pease, was 40. He died on 2 October 1799, in his hometown, at the age of 3, and was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Benjamin King
Hepzibah Pease
Mary King
Joseph King
Cynthia King

Sources (6)

  • Joseph King, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Joseph King, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Joseph King, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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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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