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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Bumpass come from its first bearer, who was a swift walker. Originally the name Bumpass was from the Old French expression bon pas. The surname was first found in England soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Bumpass Early Origins



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

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Bumpass Spelling Variations


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Bumpass Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bumpass has been spelled many different ways, including Bumpus, Bonpas, Bumpasse, Bompase, Bumpuss, Bumpusse and many more.

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Bumpass Early History


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Bumpass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bumpass research. Another 424 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1500, 1616, 1628, 1629, and 1670 are included under the topic Early Bumpass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bumpass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bumpass Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bumpass Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bumpasss to arrive in North America:

Bumpass Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Bumpass, who landed in Virginia in 1636

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bumpass (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bumpass (post 1700)



  • Kendall VanHook Bumpass (1809-1885), American miner who accidentally broke through the surface of a scalding hot mud bank in an active geothermal area thereby losing his leg by amputation, eponym of Bumpass Hell and Bumpass Mountain, the areas which he explored
  • Rodger Albert Bumpass (b. 1951), American Daytime Emmy Award nominated character actor and voice actor, best known as the voice of Squidward Tentacles in the animated hit series SpongeBob SquarePants

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Bumpass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bumpass 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 16 September 2015 at 08:06.

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