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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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The surname Gomez was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family Munio and García Gómez, 10th century counts of Castile; Juan de Alfaro y Gamez (1643-1680), Spanish Baroque painter; García Gómez, 15th century writer; Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Villegas (1580-1645), better known as...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gomez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gomez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • 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
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Gomez Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isaac Gomez, who arrived in America in 1679

Gomez Settlers in 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 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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  • Camilo Ramiro Gomez (b. 1960), Cuban-born, American neurologist, medical educator, and researcher, one of the first 100 vascular neurologists certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  • Margaret Castro Gómez, American athlete, 1988 Olympic bronze medalist for judo
  • Gus Gomez, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000; Mayor of Glendale, California, 2001-02
  • Ellis R. Gomez, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Florida State Senate 40th District, 1978
  • Dora Gomez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 1972
  • David Gomez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2000
  • Charles Gomez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972
  • Charles Gomez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • Blanche M. Gomez, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Andreas Gomez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008
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    Other References

    1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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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