Bischof History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bischof family

The surname Bischof was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Bischof family

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Bischof Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bischoff, Bischop, Bisschop, Bischoff, Bischopp and others.

Early Notables of the Bischof family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Bischof in this period include Jan de Bisschop, also known as Johannes Episcopius (1628-1671), a lawyer, who became a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver. Dr. Ludwig Friedrich Christoph Biscoff was orn at Dessau Nov. 27, 1794. His father was a cello-player in the Duke's band, and the boy was early initiated into music, though (like so many musicians) intended for science. In...
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Bischof Ranking

In the United States, the name Bischof is the 15,918th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Bischof migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bischof Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barbel Bischof, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [2]
  • Johannes Bischof, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [2]
  • Henrich Bischof, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [2]
  • Heinrich Bischof, who landed in Georgia in 1734 [2]
  • Adam Bischof, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [2]
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Bischof Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Bischof, who landed in Ohio in 1823 [2]
  • M Cath Bischof, who arrived in America in 1841 [2]
  • Friedrich Bischof, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1843 [2]
  • William Bischof, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [2]
  • Michael Bischof, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [2]
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Bismarck
  • Carl Bischof (1915-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Ernst Bischof (1919-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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