Arthur Bishop

MaleSeptember 1884–

Brief Life History of Arthur

When Arthur Bishop was born in September 1884, in Broadway, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bishop, was 38 and his mother, Lucy Eason, was 19. He married Alice Kate Mabey on 15 October 1908, in Pilsdon, Dorset, England. He lived in Upwey, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Arthur Bishop
Alice Kate Mabey
Marriage: 15 October 1908

Sources (7)

  • Arthur Bishop in household of John Bishop, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Arthur Bishop - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: September 1884; Broadway, Dorsetshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Arthur Bishop, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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  • Marriage
    15 October 1908Pilsdon, Dorset, England
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 20

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


    Age 24

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 34

    WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

    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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