Sarah King

about 1765–after 1781 (Age 16)
Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah King was born about 1765, in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George King, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Flowers, was 34. She married John Phillips in 1789, in Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1781, at the age of 17.

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John Phillips
1761–1821
Sarah King
1765–1781

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Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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