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Born in Jefferson, New York, USA on 1820 to Henry King and Cynthia Nichols. DeGolier married Mary Earl and had a child. DeGolier married Almira Earl and had 4 children. He passed away on 1896 in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, USA.
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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(see