Mumpower History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Mumpower family
The surname Mumpower was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands, Monpesare, a Norman noble from a castle on the river Scie in Normandy, and who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.
Early History of the Mumpower family
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Mumpower Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mumperson, Momperson, Nomperson, Nonperson, Mompesson, Mumpesson, Nonperson, Mounpynson, Moneyperson, Moneperson and many more.
Early Notables of the Mumpower family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Mompesson of Bathampton Wyly, who was High Sheriffs of Wiltshire in 1478 and in 1508; Edward Mompesson, who was High Sheriffs of Wiltshire in 1540; William Mompesson (1639-1709) Derbyshire clergyman, known for the decision to isolate the village...
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Migration of the Mumpower family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Mompesson, who arrived in Virginia in 1667.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mumpower (post 1700) +
- Jason Everett Mumpower (b. 1973), American politician, Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1997-2011)
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The Mumpower Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ma foi en Dieu seulement
Motto Translation: My faith in God only
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)