Stumpf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stumpf family

The surname Stumpf was first found in Sussex where Martin and William Stumpe were registered as holding lands in the Subsidy Rolls of 1332. [1] The name is thought to have a similar origin as the name Stubbe, from the Middle English "atte stumpe", meaning "dweller by the stump." [2] [3]

The next record found of the family was in Colchester, Essex where Henry Stompe, Stoompe was listed in 1373. [1]

Early History of the Stumpf family

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Stumpf Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stump, Stumpe, Stomp, Stompe, Stumpes, Stompes and others.

Early Notables of the Stumpf family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Stumpe (fl. 1498-1552) of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, the richest and most famous clothier in Wiltshire. He would later become a politician. His father is said to have been a weaver and at one time parish clerk of North Nibley in east Gloucestershire, where Stumpe's brother Thomas still described himself as a 'husbandman' in his will of 1551. William is first recorded as a resident of Malmesbury in 1524, when the assessments for subsidy show him as already one of the town's four richest inhabitants. At the dissolution of Malmesbury Abbey, he was able to acquire...
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Stumpf Ranking

In the United States, the name Stumpf is the 5,935th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [4]


United States Stumpf migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stumpf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Gorg Stumpf, who landed in New York in 1709 [5]
  • Rosina Stumpf, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1724 [5]
  • Katharina Stumpf, who arrived in America in 1727 [5]
  • Martin Stumpf, who landed in America in 1727 [5]
  • Hans Michael Stumpf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [5]
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Stumpf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Stumpf, who landed in North America in 1834 [5]
  • George Stumpf, who arrived in North America in 1834 [5]
  • Adelheid Stumpf, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [5]
  • Frederick Stumpf, aged 29, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [5]
  • John Stumpf, aged 26, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Stumpf Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anton Stumpf, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stumpf (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth Edward Stumpf (1944-2022), United States Army soldier and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty during the Vietnam War
  • Thomas Stumpf, American classical pianist in the Boston area
  • LeRoy A. Stumpf (b. 1944), American Minnesota politician
  • George Frederick Stumpf (1910-1993), American Major League Baseball player
  • Edward Stumpf (1894-1978), American player, manager and executive in Minor league baseball
  • Julius Stumpf, German physician and scientist
  • Johan Leopold Stumpf (1880-1944), Norwegian gymnast who competed at the 1906 Summer Olympics
  • Werner Stumpf (1917-1942), German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Johann Stumpf (1500-1578), early writer on the history and topography of Switzerland
  • Robert Stumpf (b. 1953), retired Canadian professional ice hockey player
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  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Hanks Patricia, Flavia Hodges, Mills A.D., Room Adrian, The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7)
  3. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  4. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ 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)


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