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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. 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.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. 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.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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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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