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  • Abigail Seely (1696 - 1757)
    Abigail Bishop F, b. 15 July 1696, d. 1 September 1757 •Father: Stephen Bishop d. 3 Dec 1722 •Mother: Ann Mercy Slasom Bishop •Note*: married by, Rev John Davenport •Married Name: Seeley •Bir...
  • Abigail Maltbie (1658 - 1710)
    KINSHIP: In the book "The Talmadge, Tallmadge and Talmage genealogy", by Arthur White Talmadge she is listed as being the daughter of James Bishop and Mary Lamberton. BIRTH and CHRISTENING: Arthu...
  • Abigail Phinney (1612 - c.1653)
    Birth: Jan 24 1612 - Bridport, Dorset, , England Death: abt May 6 1653 - Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Burial on 6 May 1653 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.1,2 Parents: Th...
  • Abigail Lee (Bishop) (1681 - 1751)
  • Abraham Bishop (1713 - 1715)

About the Bishop surname

Bishop Genealogy & History

Bishop is an occupational English and German name, popular throughout Europe with over 100 variations including German Bischof, Russian Yepiskop, and Spanish Obispo. Originally non-religious, it derived from ancient Greek "episcopes", meaning overseer. After early Christianity, it described someone who worked for a bishop, performed as a bishop in a medieval traveling play, or had been a "boy bishop" on St. Nicholas Day, December 6. The Bishop motto "pro deo et ecclesia" means "for God and the Church". English Bishop family history dates back to their family seat (feudal home) in Worcestershire. In America, Bishop genealogy began in Maryland and Massachusetts in the 1630s.