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Bump Family History

Bump Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Bumpf, a nickname for a blusterer, from the onomatopoeic word Bumpf ‘thump’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rump, Bumb, Gump, Kump, Sump, Lumm, Baum, Crump, Buhs, Bury

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Where is the Bump family from?

You can see how Bump families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bump family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bump families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 68 Bump families living in New York. This was about 49% of all the recorded Bump's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bump families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bump surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bump ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bump. 21% of Bump men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Bump women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bump were Salesman and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Bump. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bump census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 690 immigration records available for the last name Bump. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bump. For the veterans among your Bump ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bump lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bump life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bump in 1944 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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