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Where did the Hungary Gombas family come from? What is the Hungary Gombas family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gombas family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gombas family history?

The origins of this Hungarian name are unclear. The Magyar word "gomba," means mushroom; so it is possible that the surname was originally a nickname for someone who gathered or sold mushrooms. There is a place named gombas in Hugary, and some instances of this surname may be derived from the place name. Some instances of the Gombas surname are no doubt patronymic in origin, being created as a surname from the first name of a father.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gombar, Gombas, Gombar, Gombár, Gombás, Gombash and others.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jonas Gombas, age 12 and Pat. Gombas age 15, who arrived in America on November 16, 1885 aboard the " Republic"; Adam Gomba of Illama, Hungary, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1913.

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  • Peter Gombas, MI Central Hospital, Department of Pathology, Budapest, Hungary


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The Gombas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gombas 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.

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