Junipe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Junipe is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family 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 Junipe 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 Junipe family

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

Early History of the Junipe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junipe 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 Junipe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Junipe Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Junipe are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Junipe include: Jump, Jumpe and others.

Early Notables of the Junipe family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Junipe family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Junipe or a variant listed above: 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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