Bump History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bump is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Bump was a name used for a swift walker. Originally the name Bump 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 Bump family

The surname Bump was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bump family

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Bump Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bump include Bumpus, Bonpas, Bumpasse, Bompase, Bumpuss, Bumpusse and many more.

Early Notables of the Bump family (pre 1700)

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United States Bump migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bump were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Bump Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles W. Bump, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Mary Bump, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Southport, in 1892
  • Philip Bump, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1896
Bump Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. O. W. Bump, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. Ethalaide Bump, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Ose W. Bump, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Mrs. E. L. Bump, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Ethalaide Bump, aged 66, who landed in America, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bump (post 1700) +

  • Nathan Louis "Nate" Bump (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins (2003-2005)
  • Osborne E. Bump, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1859 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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