Surname BISHOP

SOURCE: Occupation
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: BISH-əp   [details]

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/CULTURES: Biskup (Czech), Bischoffs (German), Episcopo (Italian), Biskup (Slovak)