Bischoff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bischoff family

The surname Bischoff 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 Bischoff family

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Bischoff Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Bischoff family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Bischoff 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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Bischoff Ranking

In the United States, the name Bischoff is the 5,318th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Bischoff is ranked the 5,189th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]


United States Bischoff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bischoff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jacob Bischoff, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [3]
  • Joseph Bischoff, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [3]
  • Peter Bischoff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [3]
  • Ann Catherine Bischoff, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742 [3]
  • Anna Catherine Bischoff, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742 [3]
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Bischoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albert Bischoff, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1841 [3]
  • Henry Bischoff, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1844 [3]
  • Franz Bischoff, aged 45, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [3]
  • Juliana Bischoff, who arrived in Georgia in 1850 [3]
  • Adolph Bischoff, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852
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Australia Bischoff migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bischoff Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • D. Bischoff, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [4]

New Zealand Bischoff migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bischoff Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. C. F. Bischoff, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merchantman' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand and Auckland New Zealand on 6th September 1855 [5]
  • Mrs. Bischoff, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merchantman' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand and Auckland New Zealand on 6th September 1855 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bischoff (post 1700) +

  • David F. Bischoff (b. 1951), American science fiction and television writer
  • John Bischoff (b. 1949), American early pioneer of live computer music
  • Sam Bischoff (1890-1975), American film director
  • Franz Bischoff (1864-1929), American (Austrian-born) painter
  • Theodor Ludwig Wilhelm Bischoff (1807-1882), German biologist and anatomist
  • James Bischoff (1776-1845), English author of works on the wool trade, born at Leeds about 1776, of a German family which settled in Leeds in 1718 [6]
  • Mikkel Bischoff (b. 1982), Danish professional footballer
  • Eduard Hagenbach Bischoff (1833-1910), Swiss physicist and electoral reformer
  • John George Bischoff (1894-1981), Major League Baseball player


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 24 Jun. 2019


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