Jumpe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Jumpe is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the hamlet of Jump, which is in the parish of Wombwell in Yorkshire. The parish of Wombwell was the property of Roger de Bully and Walter d'Aincourt at the time of the Domesday Book and has long been the site of coal-mining and iron-founding. The surname Jumpe belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Alternatively, the "first Mr. Jumper would appear to have derived his name not from his saltatory skill, but from his having been a maker of jumps, a kind of short leather coat or boddice, formerly worn by women. See Bailey and Halliwell. Jumper is also a northern provincialism for a miner's boring tool, and may have been metaphorically applied to the miner himself." [1]

Early Origins of the Jumpe family

The surname Jumpe was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Jumpe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jumpe research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1612, 1614, 1688, 1660, 1715 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Jumpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jumpe Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jumpe family name include Jump, Jumpe and others.

Early Notables of the Jumpe family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jumpe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jumpe family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jumpe surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Jump, who sailed to America in 1755.



  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


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