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The BUMPUS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,997 9933 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 800 6541 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +2197 -3392 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 5 136951 0.000 0
United Kingdom 98 24017 0.000 2
Top States for BUMPUS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 399 2281 0.007 70
Massachusetts 338 2841 0.005 53
Ohio 233 6418 0.002 21
California 184 14632 0.001 5
New York 163 12699 0.001 9
Top States for BUMPUS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 399 2281 0.007 70
Massachusetts 338 2841 0.005 53
Alaska 19 5384 0.003 30
Maine 38 4850 0.003 30
Kentucky 118 4196 0.003 29


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BUMPUS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BUMPUS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BUMPUS in Tennessee than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BUMPUS by picking someone at random in Tennessee than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BUMPUS

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the BUMPUS surname.

Ethnic distribution of BUMPUS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 426 14.21
Mixed Race 58 1.94
White (Hispanic) 31 1.03
Native American/Alaskan 14 0.47
Asian/Pacific 11 0.37
White (Caucasian) 2,457 81.98

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BUMPUS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

BUMPUS is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of BUMPUS in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BUMPUS.

Similar names to BUMPUS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BUMPUS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BUMPUS

The following words are slight variants of BUMPUS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.