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The ancient roots of the Gump family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Gump was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.

Gump Early Origins



The surname Gump was first found in Bavaria, where in ancient times the name Gummer came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the region's feudal society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the household acquired distant estates which in turn elevated their social status.

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Gump Spelling Variations


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Gump Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Gump include Gummer, Gumer, Gumme, Gumm, Gum, Guma, Gumma, Gummers, Gumers, Gumen, Guemel, Gummere, Gummen, Gummel, Gummle, Gumere, Gumen, Gumel, Gumle, Gummaer, Gumaer, Guemmer, Gommer, Guemer, Gomer, Guemmere, Guemmen, Guemmel, Gommere, Gommen, Gomere, Gomen, Guemel and many more.

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Gump Early History


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Gump Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gump research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1688 is included under the topic Early Gump History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gump Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gump Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gump 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Gump surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Gump Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Gump, who arrived in Maryland in 1709
  • Hans Joreg Gump, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johb George Gump, who landed in Maryland in 1732

Gump Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. A.S. Gump, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. A.S. Gump, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Jennie Gump, aged 34, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • A.S. Gump, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. Alfred L. Gump, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gump (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gump (post 1700)



  • Carissa Gump (b. 1983), née Gordon, American weightlifter, five-time consecutive American Open champion (2002-2006)
  • Scott Gump (b. 1965), American professional PGA golfer, wining three Nationwide Tour victories including The Players Championship in 1999
  • Jean T. Gump, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • James H. Gump, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 41st District, 1974

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    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gump Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gump 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 20 January 2016 at 10:44.

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