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Kump Family History

Kump Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a bowl maker from Middle Low German kump ‘(wooden) bowl’. German: habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia. Americanized form of German Kumpf . Austrian German Slovenian and Croatian: from Austrian German kump ‘container for a whetstone’ which is also a loanword in Slovenian. This is also a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ). Compare Kumpf .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kumm, Komp, Kamp, Sump, Kemp, Gump, Kumpf, Kulp, Kuhl, Kamm

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Where is the Kump family from?

You can see how Kump families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kump family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kump families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Kump families living in Virginia. This was about 32% of all the recorded Kump's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Kump families in 1840.
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What did your Kump ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kump. 21% of Kump men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Kump women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kump were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Typist
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kump. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kump. For the veterans among your Kump ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kump lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kump life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kump in 1943 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

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