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Sump Family History

Sump Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy place, from Middle Low German sump ‘swamp’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Kump, Stump, Damp, Kamp, Sult, Gump, Stumpf, Such, Sukup, Su

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Where is the Sump family from?

You can see how Sump families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sump family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Sump families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 18 Sump families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Sump's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sump families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sump surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sump ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sump. 49% of Sump men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Sump women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sump were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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
    49%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    45%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sump. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sump 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Sump. 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 384 military records available for the last name Sump. For the veterans among your Sump ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sump lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sump life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sump in 1962 was 78, and 81 in 2004.

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