William Bishop

about 16 January 1854–
Sheringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Bishop was born about 16 January 1854, in Sheringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Bishop, was 40 and his mother, Ann Cooper, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Robert Bishop
1813–1883
Ann Cooper
1813–1871
John Bishop
1838–
George Thomas Bishop
1843–
Mary Bishop
1845–
William Bishop
1854–
James William Bishop
1839–
Elizabeth Esther Bishop
1840–1925
Ann Bishop
1842–
Robert Bishop
1849–
John Bishop
1851–
Joseph Henry Bishop
1857–
Sarah Ann Bishop
1860–

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 0
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1884
Age 30
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale
Age 50
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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Bischoff
Biskup
Episcopo
Levesque
Levick

Sources (1)

  • William Bishop in household of Robert Bishop, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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