George Thomas Bishop

Brief Life History of George Thomas

When George Thomas Bishop was born on 10 September 1909, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Bishop, was 43 and his mother, Caroline Pamphilon, was 40. He married Jane Elizabeth Davis on 26 March 1932, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 9 May 1986, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

George Thomas Bishop
1909–1986
Jane Elizabeth Davis
1911–1997
Marriage: 26 March 1932
Joyce Lilian Bishop
1936–2018
Pauline Bishop
1942–1995

Sources (4)

  • THOMAS in household of Edward Bishop, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Thomas Bishop - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: George Thomas Bishop
  • George Thomas Bishop, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"

World Events (8)

1914

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

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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