Nathaniel Bishop

Brief Life History of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Bishop was born about 1745, in Newhaven Towne, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, James Bishop, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Clinton, was 43. He died on 13 September 1752, in his hometown, at the age of 8, and was buried in Old Cemetery, North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bishop
1699–1780
Elizabeth Clinton
1703–1760
Abigail Bishop
1726–1813
Nathaniel Bishop
1745–1752
Sarah Bishop
1729–1806
Elizabeth Bishop
1729–1800
James B. Bishop
1732–1803
Jemima Bishop
1733–1793
Sibel Bishop
1735–1744
Jehilah Bishop
1737–1811
Dinah Bishop
1739–1829
Rebeccah Bishop
1741–1803

Sources (3)

  • Nathaniel Bishop, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Nathaniel Bishop, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Nathaniel Bishop, "Find A Grave Index"

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bissop, 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 word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

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

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