Arthur Bishop

September 1884–
Broadway, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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 18. 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

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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 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 English surname has probably absorbed at least some of these continental European cognates. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them service in the household of a bishop, supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on St. Nicholas's Day.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Arthur Bishop in household of John Bishop, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Arthur Bishop, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Arthur Bishop, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"

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