The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Bysshopp family have grown. The name Bysshopp was given to a member of the family who was 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.
Early Origins of the Bysshopp family
The surname Bysshopp was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bysshopp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bysshopp 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 Bysshopp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bysshopp Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bysshopp family name include Bishop, Bisshop, Bisshope, Bishope, Bishoppe and many more.
Early Notables of the Bysshopp family (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 Bysshopp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bysshopp family to Ireland
Some of the Bysshopp family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bysshopp family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bysshopp surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Daniel Bishop who settled in Virginia in 1663; Henry Bishop settled in Maryland in 1633; Joseph Bishop in Virginia in 1644; Thomas Bishop settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680.
The Bysshopp 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.