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About the study
The Harpum one name study focuses on all Harpums in the world.
Harpum has a couple of variants including Harpam, Harpun, Harpan, Harbum and Harpham. There have been no links between Harpham and the Harpums who originated in Kent in the early 1800's, at least not yet!
It is likely that Harpum originated from the name Harpham, which incidently is a village in East Riding of Yorkshire.
History of the name
There are a couple of well known Harpum's that are currently alive who are well known in their area of expertise.
The Harpum name is very unique and rare and nearly every Harpum in the 1881 census can be related back to George Harpum (born 1803) son of John and Mary
Distribution of the name
Most Harpums originate in Kent in the early 1800's, however there are several Harpum's in the Lincolnshire area in the 1600's/1700's.
There is a significant amount of data held, in relation to the Harpum name.