When Jane Ginsey King was born in 1811, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Hanuel King, was 25 and her mother, Mary Waggoner, was 21. She married William Thomas Gunter on 7 July 1829, in Blount, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Alabama, United States in 1870. She died in 1880, in Blount, Alabama, United States, at the age of 69.
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 rí (which means ‘king’ in Irish).
Research compiled 12 Dec 2019 by ALH. Last Update 10 Apr 2021 by ALH. King Neighbors Household Numbers for Kings and Allied Families Index Part 1. Alabama Research Notes Part 2. Allied Family Relati …