Gomes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Gomes family

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

Early History of the Gomes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gomes research. Another 93 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Gomes family (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.

United States Gomes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gomes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Gomes, aged 16, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • I Gomes, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]
  • Mt Gomes, aged 24, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]
  • Pablo Gomes, aged 60, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • H Gomes, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • ... (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 immigrated 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.)

Canada Gomes migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [2]

Australia Gomes migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gomes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Anne Gomes, (b. 1830), aged 24, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 19th August 1854 aboard the ship "Clara" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 19th November 1854 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gomes (post 1700) +

  • Gene M. Gomes (1946-2018), American jurist, Member of the California Court of Appeals (2002-2018)
  • 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 [4]
  • Edwin A. Gomes, American Democrat politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 ; Member of Connecticut State Senate 23rd District; Elected 2008, 2010 [4]
  • Sheldon Anthony Gomes (1950-2020), Trinidad cricketer who played first-class and List A cricket for Trinidad and Tobago
  • 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
  • Breno Gomes Giacomini (b. 1985), American NFL football offensive tackle for the New York Jets

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Victor E.  Gomes (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]

Suggested Readings for the name Gomes +

  • 1961 The Gomez Family: A Genealogical History of the Gomez Family by Karen Bonds Mitchell.

  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. ^ 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
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ 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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