An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the English Hump family come from? What is the English Hump family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hump family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hump family history?The ancestors of the bearers of the Hump family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the village of Hampton in the dioceses of Worcester, Hereford, London, Exeter, and Lichford. The literal meaning of the surname Hump is an enclosure in a village Therefore the original bearer of the surname came from an enclosure of this kind.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hump include Hampton, Hamptonne and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hump research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hump History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hump Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hump family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hump or a variant listed above: Joanne Hampton who settled in Virginia in 1621; with her husband William; Anne Hampton settled in Barbados in 1697; John Hampton settled in Virginia in 1634. In Newfoundland, Robert Hampton was a grand juror of St. John's in 1811.
The Hump Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hump 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 27 June 2012 at 06:39.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.