Gomm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gomm family

The surname Gomm was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Gomm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gomm research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, 1815, 1859, 1455, 1487, 1620, 1685, 1620 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Gomm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gomm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gomm, Gumm, Gomme, Gom, Come, Com, Cumme, Cumm and others.

Early Notables of the Gomm family (pre 1700)

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United States Gomm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gomm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicolas Gomm, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1833 [1]

Australia Gomm migration to Australia +

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

Gomm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Gomm, British Convict who was convicted in Gloucester, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 5th November 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land)1836 [2]

New Zealand Gomm migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Gomm Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr Gomm, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Duke of Roxburgh [3]
  • William Gomm, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840 [3]
  • Mr. Gomm, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 [4]
  • Mrs. Gomm, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gomm (post 1700) +

  • Margaret Gomm (1921-1974), English swimmer from Brentford, England who competed in the women's 200 metre breaststroke at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Brian Arthur Gomm (1918-1995), English cricketer from Castle Cary, Somerset who played two first-class matches for Somerset in 1939
  • Jon Gomm (b. 1977), English singer-songwriter and performer
  • Field Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm (1784-1875), British field marshal, eldest son of Lieutenant-colonel William Gomm of the 55th regiment, Governor of Mauritius, Commander-in-Chief, India [5]
  • Ian Gomm, British singer/songwriter


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1835
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 5th November 2010). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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