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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Gomer family. The Gomer surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that lived in Bavaria, where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.

Gomer Early Origins



The surname Gomer was first found in Bavaria, where in ancient times the name Gummer came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the region's feudal society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the household acquired distant estates which in turn elevated their social status.

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Gomer Spelling Variations


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Gomer Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Gomer include Gummer, Gumer, Gumme, Gumm, Gum, Guma, Gumma, Gummers, Gumers, Gumen, Guemel, Gummere, Gummen, Gummel, Gummle, Gumere, Gumen, Gumel, Gumle, Gummaer, Gumaer, Guemmer, Gommer, Guemer, Gomer, Guemmere, Guemmen, Guemmel, Gommere, Gommen, Gomere, Gomen, Guemel and many more.

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Gomer Early History


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Gomer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gomer research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1688 is included under the topic Early Gomer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gomer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gomer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gomer 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 German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gomer or a variant listed above:

Gomer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fco Gomer, aged 13, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Juana Gomer, aged 14, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Maria Gomer, aged 12, landed in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Edward Gomer, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1840
  • Edwardo Gomer settled in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gomer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gomer (post 1700)



  • Joseph Gomer (1920-2013), African-American pilot, one of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007, a bronze statue of his was built at a new terminal in the Duluth Airport
  • Pierre J. Gomer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1972; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1972
  • Charles Gomer, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1877-78

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Gomer Historic Events


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Gomer Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Harry Gomer (b. 1901), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Swanmore, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    11. ...

    The Gomer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gomer 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 22 August 2016 at 10:26.

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