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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

Where did the English Jump family come from? What is the English Jump family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jump family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jump family history?

The Anglo-Saxon name Jump comes from when the family resided in the hamlet of Jump, which is in the parish of Wombwell in Yorkshire. The parish of Wombwell was the property of Roger de Bully and Walter d'Aincourt at the time of the Domesday Book and has long been the site of coal-mining and iron-founding. The surname Jump belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Jump has been recorded under many different variations, including Jump, Jumpe and others.

First found in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jump research. Another 251 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1612, 1614, 1688, 1660, 1715 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Jump History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jump Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jump or a variant listed above:

Jump Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • William Jump, who landed in Maryland in 1664

Jump Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • William Jump, who sailed to America in 1755

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  • Gordan Jump (1932-2003), American television actor, appeared as Arthur Carlson on 'WKRP in Cincinnati'
  • Annie Jump (1863-1941), American astronomer
  • Frank Russell Jump (1895-2000), American politician, 56th Mayor of Wichita, Kansas
  • Stewart Jump (b. 1952), English former professional footballer
  • Edward Jump (1832-1883), French artist and cartoonist


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  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Jump Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jump 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 19 March 2014 at 03:53.

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