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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.

Blumer Early Origins



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.

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Blumer Spelling Variations


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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.

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Blumer Early History


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Blumer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blumer research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blumer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blumer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blumer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 do 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 Sates 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
  • Johan Jerick Blumer, aged 26, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Conrad Blumer, who arrived in America in 1780

Blumer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gabriel Blumer, who landed in New York in 1837
  • John H Blumer, aged 29, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • Peter Blumer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • Barth Blumer, who landed in Iowa in 1885

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Blumer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blumer 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 March 2012 at 07:51.

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