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Early Origins of the Lumpkin family

The surname Lumpkin was first found in Northumberland, where Lambekyn Flandrensis was registered in 1178 after migrating from Flanders. Later, Lamekin filius Beatricis was registered in the Pipe Rolls of Berkshire in 1188, Nicholas Lambekyn in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301 and John Lamkyn in Colchester in 1379. [1]

By the 13th century the family had branched to London, with Lambekin de Lamburne and Lambekin de Carsell registered there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [2]

Early History of the Lumpkin family

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Lumpkin Spelling Variations

Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Lambkin, Lampkin, Lambking, Lamkin, Lamekin, Lambekin, Lambekyn, Lambkyn, Lamkyn, Lambekynus and many more.

Early Notables of the Lumpkin family (pre 1700)

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Lumpkin Ranking

In the United States, the name Lumpkin is the 2,780th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [3]

United States Lumpkin migration to the United States +

Study of Passenger and Immigration lists has revealed that among early immigrants bearing the Lumpkin surname were:

Lumpkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Lumpkin, who landed in Virginia in 1706 [4]
Lumpkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William M Lumpkin, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [4]
Lumpkin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Amelia Lumpkin, who immigrated to America, in 1911
  • Robert G. L Lumpkin, who landed in America, in 1911
  • John J. Lumpkin, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Reiny Lumpkin, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Lumpkin (post 1700) +

  • Sean Franklin Lumpkin (b. 1970), American football defensive back
  • Kregg Lumpkin (b. 1984), American football running back
  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799-1867), first chief justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. state of Georgia
  • Grace Lumpkin (1891-1980), American writer of proletarian literature
  • John Henry Lumpkin (1812-1860), American politician, lawyer and jurist
  • Phil Lumpkin (1951-2009), American professional basketball player and high school basketball coach
  • Hobart Lumpkin, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1994 [5]
  • Forrest Lumpkin, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1998 [5]
  • Beatrice R. Lumpkin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1940 [5]
  • Barbara Lumpkin, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996 [5]
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook