Rump History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rump family

The surname Rump was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in the county.

Early History of the Rump family

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Rump Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rump, Rumpe, Rumpp and others.

Early Notables of the Rump family (pre 1700)

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United States Rump migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rump Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hannah Rump, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]
Rump Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Henrich Rump, aged 21, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
Rump Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hems Rump, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • Diedrich Rump, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1858 [1]

Australia Rump migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rump Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Rump, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [2]

New Zealand Rump migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Rump Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alfred V. Rump, (b. 1844), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [3]
  • Mrs. Eliza Rump, (b. 1844), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rump (post 1700) +

  • Gloria Rump, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2004 [4]
  • Charles Rump, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1932 [4]


  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. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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