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The prestigious surname Gamez 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.

Gamez Early Origins



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

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Gamez Spelling Variations


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Gamez 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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Gamez Early History


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Gamez Early History



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

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Gamez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gamez 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 Gamez 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 Gamez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gamez (post 1700)



  • Frank J. Gamez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • Adolfo F. Gamez, American politician, Mayor of Tolleson, Arizona, 2013
  • Robert Anthony Gamez (b. 1968), American professional PGA golfer
  • 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



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gamez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gamez 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 31 March 2016 at 15:27.

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