King (surname)

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King is an English and Scottish surname.

Origins and variants[edit]

The English name may be related to the Old English word for a tribal leader, cyning, which may be related to the Proto-Germanic kuningaz.[1]

The Irish surname "King" is associated with County Galway and was often given to Irish-American immigrants as an anglicized form of the surname "Conroy", among others.

The Scottish surname "King" is a sept of the Clan Gregor / MacGregor.

List of people with the surname[edit]

Disambiguation of common names with this surname[edit]

Arts and music[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Online Etymology Dictionary".