tribes of Britain. Bump was a name used for a
from ancient times.
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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.
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 emigrated to the United States, in 1892
- Mary Bump, aged 19, who emigrated 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 emigrated 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
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