See also: trump
The surname has two sources.
- English (Devon): an occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe (“trumpet”).
- German (Bavaria): from German Trump, possibly an occupational name for a drummer, from Middle High German trumbe (“drum”), although the alternative forms Trumpf, Drumpf cannot be derived from this (except by postulating them to be hypercorrections)
Trump (plural Trumps)
- A surname.
- 1861, Anthony Trollope, chapter XXXII, in Orley Farm:
- The house at which he was to lodge had been selected with considerable judgment. It was kept by a tidy old widow known as Mrs. Trump; but those who knew any thing of Hamworth affairs were well aware that Mrs. Trump had been left without a shilling, and could not have taken that snug little house in Paradise Row and furnished it completely out of her own means.