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Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Bishop, Bisshop, Bisshope, Bishope, Bishoppe and many more.
First found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: 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 the Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680.
Motto: Pro Deo et ecclesia.
Motto Translated: For God and the Church.
Crest: An eagle's head divided per fess gold and red with a red beak.