When Thomas Norton King was born on 1 October 1811, in Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, Thomas King, was 23 and his mother, Nancy King, was 15. He married Sarah Rebecca Copp in 1828, in Covington Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 17 July 1895, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.
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).
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