Mehitable King

Brief Life History of Mehitable

When Mehitable King was born on 16 June 1676, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel King Jr., was 26 and her mother, Sarah Dunham, was 26. She married William Bonney on 11 July 1700, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 February 1724, in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 47.

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William Bonney
Mehitable King
Marriage: 11 July 1700
Isaac Bonney
Mary Bonney
Mehitable Bonney
Sarah Bonney
Ebenezer Bonney

Sources (16)

  • Mehittal Ring, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mehetable Ring, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Mehitable King, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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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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