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Where did the Spanish Gomez family come from? What is the Spanish Gomez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gomez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gomez family history?

The prestigious surname Gomez originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gómez, Gomez, Gómiz, Gomiz, Gomeza, Cómiz, Comiz, Gumiz, Gúmez, Gumez, Gumaz, Gomiziz, Comaziz, Gámiz, Gamiz, Gámez and many more.

First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gomez research. Another 185 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1680, 1580 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Gomez History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 141 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gomez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Gonzalo Gomez, who emigrated to Guatemala in 1560
  • Pedro Gomez, moved to Mexico in 1561
  • Catalina Gomez, went to Nicaragua in 1561
  • Beatriz Gomez, traveled to Peru in 1562
  • Martín Gomez, voyaged to Peru in 1563


Gomez Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Isaac Gomez, who arrived in America in 1679

Gomez Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Mordecai Gomez, who arrived in New York in 1740-1741
  • Daniel Gomez, who arrived in New York in 1740-1741
  • David Gomez, who landed in New York in 1740-1741
  • Philip Gomez, who arrived in New York in 1796
  • Abraham Gomez, aged 35, landed in New York in 1799

Gomez Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Juan Gomez, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Gonzalo Gomez, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Heenan Gomez, who landed in America in 1811
  • Diego Gomez, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Alonso Gomez, who arrived in America in 1811


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  • Margaret Castro Gómez, American athlete, 1988 Olympic bronze medalist for judo
  • José Osuna Gómez (b. 1914), Chilean lawyer
  • Antonio Enríquez Gómez, Spanish playwright
  • Natalia Dorado Gómez (b. 1967), former field hockey player from Spain, who was a member of the Women's National Team that surprisingly won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics on home soil (Barcelona)
  • Eddie Gomez (b. 1944), Puerto Rican jazz musician
  • Juan Vicente Gómez, former dictator of Venezuela
  • Pedro "Preston" Gómez, professional baseball player and manager
  • Jill Gomez, opera singer
  • Manuel of AvellanedaGil of Gomez, Ship Captain for the Royal Navy, Navy Commander at the central province of Cuba, knight of the Orders of Charles III, Saint Hermenegildo and Elizabeth the Catholic
  • Francisco Gamboa Gómez (b. 1985), Mexican professional footballer


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  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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The Gomez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gomez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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