Klump History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Klump lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is of nickname origin, and means "lump" or "clumsy, crude, fat person." The name was most likely initially bestowed as a nickname on someone who possessed these characteristics, or in an ironic way on someone who possessed the opposite characteristics, and the name then evolved from nickname to surname.

Early Origins of the Klump family

The surname Klump was first found in Swabia, where it most likely first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Dilmann dictus Clump, who was a resident of the Swabian town of Hargarten in 1297.

Early History of the Klump family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klump research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1256, 1297, 1319, 1624, 1785, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Klump History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Klump Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Klump, Klumpp, Klumb, Klumpb, Klumpf and others.

Early Notables of the Klump family (pre 1700)

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United States Klump migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klump Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Peter Klump, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Klump (post 1700) +

  • Jeffrey Val Klump (b. 1948), American limnologist, the first person to reach the deepest spot in Lake Superior, a depth of 1333 feet in 1985
  • Edwin William Klump (b. 1886), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940; Member of Michigan State Senate 20th District, 1947-50; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948 [2]
  • Charles Frederick Klump (1885-1958), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936 [2]
  • Charles F. Klump, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 28th District, 1940; Candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1941 [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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