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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BISH-əp
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Meaning & History

Means simply "bishop", ultimately from Greek επισκοπος (episkopos) meaning "overseer". It probably originally referred to a person who served a bishop.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBiskup(Czech) Lévêque, Lévesque(French) Bischoffs(German) Episcopo(Italian) Biskup(Slovak)
Given Name DescendantBishop(English)

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