Enoch Bishop

19 August 1796–11 April 1876 (Age 79)
Glooscap Indian Reservation, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Enoch

When Enoch Bishop was born on 19 August 1796, in Glooscap Indian Reservation, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Capt. William Dennison Bishop Jr, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Comstock, was 25. He married Deborah Oakes before 1827, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871. He died on 11 April 1876, in Greenwich, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Bishop
1796–1876
Deborah Oakes
1803–1894
Marriage: before 1827
William Oakes Bishop
1827–1888
Charles Edwin Bishop
1830–1906
Arthur H Bishop
1835–1910
Carolina Bishop
1837–1842
Randall Bishop
1839–1842
Enoch A. Bishop
1843–1862
Robert Bishop
1843–
Nancy Elizabeth Bishop
1845–1917

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    before 1827Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1823
    Age 27
    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List
    1869
    Age 73
    ""
    1871
    Age 75
    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Bischoff
    Bispo
    Gillespie
    Episcopo
    Dean

    Sources (7)

    • Enoch Bishop in household of Charles E Bishop, "Canada Census, 1871"
    • Enoch Bishop, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
    • Enoch Bishop, "Find A Grave Index"

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