Eleazar Bishop

1823–1856 (Age 33)
New Minas, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Eleazar

When Eleazar Bishop was born in 1823, in New Minas, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Eleazar Bishop, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Curry, was 40. He married Seraphina Reid about 1850, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. He died on 7 July 1856, in Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 33.

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Eleazar Bishop
Seraphina Reid
Marriage: about 1850

Spouse and Children


    Seraphina Reid


about 1850
Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Curry




+6 More Children

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Eleazar Bishop - Published information: death: 7 July 1856; Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

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