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The Irish name Gaumer has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Gaumer is Mag Eachain.

Gaumer Early Origins



The surname Gaumer was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Gaumer Spelling Variations


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Gaumer Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Gaumer revealed many variations, including Gahan, Gaghan, Gagham, Getham, Gaham, Gahame and others.

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Gaumer Early History


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Gaumer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaumer research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Gaumer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaumer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaumer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gaumer 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Gaumer: John Gahan who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773; followed by James in 1842; another John in 1856; and Patrick in 1867; William Gahan settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1818..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaumer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaumer (post 1700)



  • Jackie Gaumer, American animator, known for The Little Rascals' Christmas Special (1979) and The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
  • Matthew Gaumer (b. 1972), American cameraman, known for his work on 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Maze Runner (2014)
  • George F. Gaumer (1850-1929), American physician and biologist who lived in the Yucatán from 1885 to 1929, eponym of Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse
  • Alan Gaumer (b. 1951), American trumpeter and jazz history teacher
  • George T. Gaumer, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Campeche, 1884
  • Clay Freeman Gaumer, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1936; Prohibition Candidate for Illinois State Treasurer, 1938; Prohibition Candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1940

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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    The Gaumer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaumer 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 3 November 2015 at 11:39.

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