Sarah Bishop

7 March 1710–January 1712 (Age 1)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Bishop was born on 7 March 1710, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Bishop, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Forbes, was 25. She died in January 1712, in her hometown, at the age of 1.

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Samuel Bishop
Sarah Forbes
Thomas Bishop
Samuel Bishop
Sarah Bishop
Esther Bishop
Caleb Bishop
Joshua Bishop
Sarah Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
Hannah Bishop
Ebenezer Bishop
Susanna Bishop

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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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  • Sarah Bishop, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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