Early Origins of the Bumpstead family
The surname Bumpstead was first found in Essex
, at either Bumpstead-Helion, Bumpstead-at-the-Tower, or Steeple Bumpstead. The earliest record of the name was as Bumesteda which was listed in the Domesday Book
. By the 13th century, the place was listed as Bumpsted Helyin in 1238 and later a Stepilbumstede in 1261. The name literally means "place where the reeds grow" derived from the Old English "bune" + "stede." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Bumpstead family
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Bumpstead 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 Bumpstead has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bumstead, Bumpstead, Bumsted, Bumstede, Bomstead, Baumstead, Bomsted and many more.
Early Notables of the Bumpstead family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bumpstead family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bumpstead were among those contributors:
Bumpstead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Stephen Bumpstead who settled in Barbados in 1684