Gomas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gomas surname is derived from the Gaelic "Mac Tómais," meaning "son of Thomas."

Early Origins of the Gomas family

The surname Gomas was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the history of this particular Clan actually begins with another larger clan from which the MacThomases are derived, the Clan MacKintosh. The clan's progenitor was Adam M'Intosh, son of William, of Garvamore, son of the seventh chief of the Clan MacKintosh and held a family seat at Garvamore in Badenoch about the 13th century. The name most frequently became M'Thomas (son of Thomas) but was often spelt M'Thomis, M'Homie, M'Omie, M'Comie and others. The Thoms variant was first listed as Patrick Hunter Thoms, son of George Thomas. From this spelling the Thowmis, Thowms and Thownis spellings were derived.

Early History of the Gomas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gomas research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1587, 1590, 1597, 1678, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Gomas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gomas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacThomas, MacComas, MacComie, McColm, Thoms and others.

Early Notables of the Gomas family (pre 1700)

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

United States Gomas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gomas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H Gomas, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • C Gomas, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gomas (post 1700) +

    Halifax Explosion
    • Mr. Santiago  Gomas (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]

    The Gomas 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: Deo Juvante Invidiam Superabo
    Motto Translation: With God's help, I will overcome envy

    1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
    2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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