History: The story has been around for many years, the earliest known version of the tale has been traced back to the 14th and 15th century. He was known as Trit-Trot in Ireland, Tom Tit-Tot in Cornwall, and Whuppity Stoorie in Scotland. The most popular version comes from Germany, Rumpelstiltskin in Germany refers to a “little rattle stilt”. It is also a name of a type of Goblin. Being well known throughout Europe, The Brothers Grimm researched and contemplated four versions in making their fairy tale compilation.