Gemma History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gemma family

The surname Gemma 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 and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Gemma family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gemma research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 181 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Gemma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gemma Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gemma family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gemma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gemma 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gemma (post 1700)

  • Andrea Gemma (1931-2019), Italian Roman Catholic bishop
  • Giuliano Gemma (1938-2013), Italian actor
  • Gemma Joan Dashwood OAM (b. 1977), Australian Paralympic swimmer and medical doctor
  • Gemma Cairney (b. 1985), English radio presenter for BBC Radio 1
  • Gemma Holdway, American script coordinator, known for her work on Prometheus: Retribution (2014), Van X Year (2013) and Independent Cat (2012)
  • Gemma Rose V. McCluskie (1983-2012), British television actress, best known for her role in the BBC soap opera EastEnders
  • Gemma Tumelty (b. 1980), English President of the National Union of Students of the United Kingdom
  • Gemma Hasson, Northern Irish folk singer
  • Gemma Hussey (b. 1938), Irish politician, Minister for Education (1982-1986)
  • Gemma C. de Leon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000 (alternate), 2008 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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