George Grant Bishop

Brief Life History of George Grant

When George Grant Bishop was born on 4 December 1893, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, his father, Noah Francis Bishop, was 45 and his mother, Martha Burke, was 27. He married Pauline Ellen Brummett in 1917, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 3, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States for about 30 years and Brodhead, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1950. He died on 27 November 1967, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Negro Creek Cemetery, Brodhead, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States.

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George Grant Bishop
Pauline Ellen Brummett
Marriage: 1917
Elmer V. Bishop
Elmer V. Bishop
Delbert Lee Bishop
Rosa Bishop
Bulah Bishop
Dessie L. Bishop
Leonard Donel "Red" Bishop
Bonnie Mae Bishop
Nina Jean Bishop

Sources (22)

  • George Bishop, "United States 1950 Census"
  • George Grant Bishop, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"
  • George Bishup in entry for Elmer V. Bishup, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bissop, biscop, Old English bisc(e)op ‘bishop’, which comes via Latin from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’. The Greek word was adopted early in the Christian era as a title for an overseer of a local community of Christians, and has yielded cognates in every European language: French évêque, Italian vescovo, Spanish obispo, Russian yepiskop, German Bischof, etc. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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