Blumer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Blumer is "O Gormghaile" in Connacht, or "O Goirmleadhaigh" in Ulster.

Early Origins of the Blumer family

The surname Blumer was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where the Blumer family held a seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Blumer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blumer research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blumer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blumer Spelling Variations

Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Blumer were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Gormley, O'Gormley, Grehan, Gormleigh, Gormly, Gormlie, Grimes and many more.

Early Notables of the Blumer family (pre 1700)

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Blumer Ranking

In the United States, the name Blumer is the 17,040th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Blumer migration to the United States +

The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute due to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United States and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Blumer family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Blumer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Blumer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Johan Jerick Blumer, aged 26, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • Conrad Blumer, who arrived in America in 1780 [2]
Blumer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gabriel Blumer, who landed in New York in 1837 [2]
  • John H Blumer, aged 29, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [2]
  • Peter Blumer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [2]
  • Barth Blumer, who landed in Iowa in 1885 [2]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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