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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Family Time Line

Samuel Bishop
1678–1760
Sarah Forbes
1684–1759
Thomas Bishop
1706–1724
Samuel Bishop
1708–1790
Sarah Bishop
1710–1712
Esther Bishop
1712–1777
Caleb Bishop
1715–1785
Joshua Bishop
1716–1756
Sarah Bishop
1718–1813
Elizabeth Bishop
1720–1765
Hannah Bishop
1724–1809
Ebenezer Bishop
1725–1791
Susanna Bishop
1727–1750

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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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