It seems there are too few instances of the surname Trümpi for anyone to know its meaning. Ancestry, Forebears, and Genealogy Bank, all have generic pages that indicate where surnames typically come from.
There are only 158 people with the surname Trümpi in the world[i]. There are another 79, mostly in the United State that don’t use the umlaut. The greatest number of folks with the surname are people who spell it Trumpy, for which there are 497, mostly in the United States. There are another 217 that spell the name with the umlaut, Trümpy.
There are no Trümpi in the United States and only 15 people with the surname without the umlaut. The variation most common in the United States is Trumpy there are about 395 people with that surname in the United States.
Within the United States, the largest number of folks with the surname are 104 Trumpy’s in Wisconsin.
My Wife’s Direct McAllister Ancestors
- Bertha Barbara TrümpiHuber (1884-1968)
- Bernhard Trumpi(1844-1913)
- (?) Benhart Trumpi (1817-1879)
- Bernhard Trumpi (___-___)
My wife’s great-grandmother, Bertha Barbara (Trumpi) Huber immigrated in 1903 in the care of her aunt and uncle. She settled in a Swiss Colony near Promrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. She married John Huber in 1905 and the family moved first to Alabama then to Michigan. So, by 1920, she was a Huber.
Of Bertha’s three brothers, only one, Ernst Lorrain Trumpi, appears to have immigrated to the United States.
So, it is my guess that many of the Trumpi’s in the United States and the Trümpi’s in the Canton of Glarus are related.
My wife’s known Trümpi relatives.
My records have identified 120 direct-line descendants of Bernhard Trümpi (the eldest).
Do a surname study of the Trumpi surname in the United States.
- Ancestry Surname Page: http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
- Forebears Surnames Page: http://forebear s.io/surnames
- Ancestry – Don Taylor’s Howell-Darling-2019 tree on Ancestry, accessed 2 Jan 2020.