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The prestigious surname Gámez 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.

Gámez Early Origins



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

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Gámez Spelling Variations


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Gámez Spelling Variations



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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Gámez Early History


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Gámez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gámez research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1680, 1580 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Gámez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gámez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gámez Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 Gámez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gonzalo, who emigrated to Guatemala in 1560; Pedro, to Mexico in 1561; Catalina, to Nicaragua in 1561; Beatriz, to Peru in 1562; Martín, to Peru in 1563.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gámez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gámez (post 1700)



  • Robert Anthony Gamez (b. 1968), American professional PGA golfer
  • Frank J. Gamez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Adolfo F. Gamez, American politician, Mayor of Tolleson, Arizona, 2013 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Juan de Alfaro y Gamez (1610-1680), Spanish painter of the Baroque
  • Jesús Gámez (b. 1985), Spanish footballer
  • Enrique Roberto Gámez (b. 1981), Ecuadorian footballer
  • Celia Gámez (1908-1992), Argentine film actress
  • Vladimir Díaz Gamez, Cuban painter
  • Silvio Rafael "Leo" Gamez (b. 1963), Venezuela boxer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Espańola Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 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. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
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The Gámez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gámez 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 11 April 2017 at 11:41.

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