When Emilas Jump was born in 1865, in Beaverdam Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, his father, Walter Bagley "W.B." Jump 1819, was 46 and his mother, Martha Ann Schupp, was 37. He lived in Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1880.
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.