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  • Abigail Leonard (1710 - 1771)
    From the Thomas Rogers Society page on Abigail (no maiden name): Abigail1 F, b. 1710, d. 27 July 1771 Abigail was born in 1710. Her married name was Williams. She married Ephraim Leonard, son...
  • Abigail King (1717 - 1751)
  • Abijah / אביה בן רחבעם (c.-960 - c.-917)
    1 Kings 15:1-7 2 Chronicles 13:21 2 Chronicles 11:18-22 Wikipedia: Abijam & אבים Born 958 BC. First name aka 'Abijah'. He ruled for only 3 years before his death. He was in a battle with Israel, ...
  • Abraham King (1853 - 1925)
    Abraham King was born in Fingrinhoe, Essex, England on 24th February, 1853, the son of Charles and Hannah King. He arrived in New Zealand in 1874 on the ship "Euterpe" on which he was employed as a sai...

About the King surname

King name meaning (as taken from

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.