Bompas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Bompas is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a swift walker. Originally the name Bompas was from the Old French expression bon pas. The surname was first found in England soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early Origins of the Bompas family
The surname Bompas was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bompas family
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Bompas Spelling Variations
Bompas has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bompas have been found, including Bumpus, Bonpas, Bumpasse, Bompase, Bumpuss, Bumpusse and many more.
Early Notables of the Bompas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bompas family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bompass to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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