Bloomer 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 Bloomer is "O Gormghaile" in Connacht, or "O Goirmleadhaigh" in Ulster.
Early Origins of the Bloomer family
The surname Bloomer 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 Bloomer family held a seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Bloomer family
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Bloomer Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Bloomer were encountered in the archives: Gormley, O'Gormley, Grehan, Gormleigh, Gormly, Gormlie, Grimes and many more.
Early Notables of the Bloomer family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Bloomer is the 6,410th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Bloomer family came to North America quite early:
Bloomer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bloomer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bloomer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Bloomer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century