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Gump Family History

Gump Name Meaning

occupational name or nickname from Middle High German gumpen, gumpeln ‘to clown’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘battle’, ‘war’. Compare Gombert.

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


Similar surnames: Gumm, Kump, Kamp, Gust, Rump, Sump, Game, Guppy, Gums, Guth

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Where is the Gump family from?

You can see how Gump families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gump family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gump families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Gump families living in Ohio. This was about 45% of all the recorded Gump's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gump families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gump surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gump ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gump. 23% of Gump men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gump women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gump were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gump. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gump 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 752 immigration records available for the last name Gump. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gump. For the veterans among your Gump ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gump lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gump life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gump in 1950 was 37, and 66 in 2004.

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