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The prestigious surname Gomes originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Gomes Early Origins



The surname Gomes was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Gomes Spelling Variations


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Gomes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gómez, Gomez, Gómiz, Gomiz, Gomeza, Cómiz, Comiz, Gumiz, Gúmez, Gumez, Gumaz, Gomiziz, Comaziz, Gámiz, Gamiz, Gámez and many more.

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Gomes Early History


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Gomes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gomes research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1680, 1580 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Gomes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gomes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gomes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Munio and García Gómez, 10th century counts of Castile; Juan de Alfaro y Gamez (1643-1680), Spanish Baroque painter; García Gómez, 15th century writer; Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Villegas (1580-1645), better known as...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gomes 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gomes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Gomes, aged 16, landed in New York in 1812
  • I Gomes, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • Mt Gomes, aged 24, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • Pablo Gomes, aged 60, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • H Gomes, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gomes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adele Gomes, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Antigua, in 1903
  • Alex T. Gomes, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Agostinzo Gomes, aged 24, who settled in America from Camara Lobos, Madeira, in 1909
  • Alfred Gomes, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Abel Joas Gomes, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gomes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Gomes U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 448 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gomes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gomes (post 1700)



  • Harold Gomes (b. 1933), American former professional boxer and world super featherweight champion in 1959
  • Shirley A. Gomes (b. 1940), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fourth Barnstable District, 2003-04; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004
  • Edwin A. Gomes, American Democrat politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 ; Member of Connecticut State Senate 23rd District; Elected 2008, 2010
  • Venceslau Brás Pereira Gomes (1868-1966), Brazilian politician, 9th President of Brazil (1914-1918)
  • Joaquim Soeiro Pereira Gomes (1909-1949), Portuguese writer
  • Jessica Gomes (b. 1985), Australian model
  • Anthony Gomes (b. 1970), Canadian blues and blues-rock guitarist and singer

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Gomes Historic Events


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Gomes Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Victor E.  Gomes (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name Gomes


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Suggested Readings for the name Gomes



  • The Gomez Family: A Genealogical History of the Gomez Family by Karen Bonds Mitchell.

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Gomes Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  5. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

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