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The name Bishof is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who portrayed a bishop in a medieval play, a person with an ecclesiastical bearing, or one who had been elected as a boy-bishop for the festival of St. Nicholas' Day.

Bishof Early Origins



The surname Bishof was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bishof Spelling Variations


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Bishof Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bishof have been found, including Bishop, Bisshop, Bisshope, Bishope, Bishoppe and many more.

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Bishof Early History


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Bishof Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bishof research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1786, 1855, 1612, 1675, 1661, 1611, 1691, 1625, 1691, 1634, 1681, 1683, 1632, 1692 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Bishof History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bishof Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bishof Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Humphrey Bishop (c 1612-1675), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661; Henry Bishopp (Bishop, Bisshopp), (1611-1691), Postmaster General of England from Henfield, Sussex; James Bishop...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bishof Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bishof In Ireland


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Bishof In Ireland



Some of the Bishof family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Bishof surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Bishof Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Petter Bishof, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • William Bishof, aged 20, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740

Bishof Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernhard Bishof, who arrived in Texas in 1850

Bishof Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bernhard Bishof, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Deo et ecclesia
Motto Translation: For God and the Church.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bishof Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bishof Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 September 2013 at 16:22.

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