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The ancestors of the bearers of the Jumper family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found 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 Jumper belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Jumper Early Origins



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

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Jumper Spelling Variations


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Jumper Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Jumper include Jump, Jumpe and others.

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Jumper Early History


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Jumper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jumper research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1612, 1614, 1688, 1660, 1715 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Jumper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jumper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jumper Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jumper 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jumper or a variant listed above:

Jumper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Jumper, who arrived in Virginia in 1657

Jumper Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Piotr Jumper, aged 21, who arrived in America from Kouno, Russia, in 1906
  • Caroline E. Jumper, aged 69, who arrived in America from La Gloria, Cuba, in 1911
  • Charles A Jumper, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1913
  • Eliza Jumper, aged 29, who arrived in Lebanon, Pa., in 1923
  • Francis Jumper, aged 3, who arrived in Lebanon, Pa., in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jumper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jumper (post 1700)



  • John Jumper (1820-1896), American Principal Chief of the Seminole Nation (1849-1865)
  • Hunter Jumper (b. 1989), American soccer player who plays for Chicago Fire
  • Major Jesse T. Jumper, United States Air Force officer who participated in establishing the South Pole Station in the 1956-1957 season, eponym of Mount Jumper, Antarctica
  • John P. Jumper (b. 1945), retired United States Air Force general, 17th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force (2001-2005)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Jumper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jumper 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 8 January 2016 at 13:02.

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