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Jump Family History

Jump Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire): possibly a nickname from the Middle English verb jumpen ‘to walk quickly run or jump’. However this verb is not recorded before the 15th century. Alternatively the surname may be from early modern English jump ‘exact precise’ which is first recorded in the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Romp, Hum, Hamp, Rump, Jumper, Lum, Jury, Lumb, Gumm, Hume

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Where is the Jump family from?

You can see how Jump families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jump family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jump families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 467 Jump families living in Lancashire. This was about 84% of all the recorded Jump's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jump families in 1891.
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What did your Jump ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jump. 28% of Jump men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Jump women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jump were Process Worker Chemical Works and Domestic Duties Unpaid. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    28%
  • Incapacitated
    16%
  • Fire Salvage Officer
    8%
  • Process Worker Chemical Works
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    2%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    2%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Jump. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jump 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jump. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Jump. For the veterans among your Jump ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jump lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Jump life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jump in 1951 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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