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Early Origins of the Gemare family

The surname Gemare was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados at that time.

Geoffrey Gaimar (fl. 1140?), wrote a history of England in French verse, extending from the time of King Arthur's successors to the death of William II. "His errors in interpreting the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Chronicle,' on which most of his history is based, render it probable that he was a Norman by birth, and he may have derived his name from a suburb of Caen, anciently known as Gaimara, and now Gémare. " [1]

Early History of the Gemare family

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Gemare Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gemare, Gembart, Gemeiner, Gemer, Gemert, Gemier, Gemmar and many more.

Early Notables of the Gemare family

Notable amongst the family in this period was

  • the Gemare family of Normandy

Migration of the Gemare family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook