Bompass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Bompass comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a swift walker. Originally the name Bompass 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 Bompass family
The surname Bompass was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bompass family
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Bompass Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bompass has undergone many spelling variations, including Bumpus, Bonpas, Bumpasse, Bompase, Bumpuss, Bumpusse and many more.
Early Notables of the Bompass family (pre 1700)
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Bompass migration to the United States +
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bompass were among those contributors:
Bompass Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Bompass, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)