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Early Origins of the Boomer family

The surname Boomer was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Boomer family

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Boomer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boom, Boome, Boomhof, Booms, Boem, Boeme, Boemer, Boomer, Boomen and many more.

Early Notables of the Boomer family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Jan van Boom, flute-player, born at Rotterdam 1773 who belonged to the band of King Louis Bonaparte; he settled at Utrecht and made many successful tours in Germany. His works chiefly consist of bravura pieces for the flute. His son Jan, born at Utrecht Oct. 15, 1809...
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Boomer Ranking

In the United States, the name Boomer is the 12,472nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Boomer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boomer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Boomer, aged  13, from England who arrived in Virginia aboard the ship "America" arriving in June 1635 [2]
Boomer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alice Boomer, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 [3]
  • Joackim Boomer, aged 32, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [3]

Australia Boomer migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Boomer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Boomer, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Boomer (post 1700) +

  • William "Bill" Boomer (1937-2022), American college swimming head coach of the University of Rochester men's swim team from 1962 to 1990, coach for the 2000 U.S. Olympic team
  • Walter E. Boomer (b. 1938), American retired former four-star general and Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Jørgine Boomer (1887-1971), Norwegian-American businesswoman and entrepreneur, co-owner and manager of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City
  • Harry Boomer, American newscaster for WOIO news in Cleveland, Ohio
  • George B. Boomer (1832-1863), Union Army colonel in the American Civil War
  • George Boomer (1862-1915), American socialist journalist, newspaper editor, and political activist, key player in the formation of the Socialist Party of Washington
  • George Ellsworth Boomer (1862-1915), American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Rhode Island, 1893; Candidate for Governor of Washington, 1908 [5]
  • Linwood Boomer (b. 1955), Canadian Primetime Emmy Award winning television producer, writer, and actor, known for his role as Adam Kendall on Little House on the Prairie, and for creating the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle
  • Garth Boomer (d. 1993), Australian educator, President of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, eponym of the Garth Boomer Memorial Lecture
  • Owens Boomer Castleman (1945-2015), known by his stage name Boomer Castleman, an American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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  2. Pilgrim Ship's of 1600's. Retrieved January 6th 2023 from
  3. 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)
  4. South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEADFAST 1852. Retrieved
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook