King Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

King Name Meaning: Of English and Scottish origin, Taken from the Old English cyning/cyng meaning ‘tribal leader’. This name was often given to a man of kingly qualities or appearance. A man who worked within the royal household may also have been given this name. The Scottish name taken from the Gaelic ceann meaning ‘Leader or Head’.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

King Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the King family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 2,122
Female Servant 1,361
Independent 962
Labourer 694
Male Servant 525
Farmer 427
Shoe Maker 255
Ag Labourer 252
Carpenter 225
Tailor 164
Dress Maker 132
Weaver 129
Gardener 124
Servant 104
Baker 102
Ag Lab 92
Pupil 89
Clerk 85
Butcher 83
Pauper 81
Blacksmith 81
Apprentice 77
Grocer 75
Lace Maker 73
Laundress 72

King Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 King 100% 451,625
2 Kinge 80% 583
3 Konig 60% 337
4 Kengie 50% 122
5 Kingh 80% 102

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The surname King is the most popular version of all its varients

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